Gerald Delyne Silkworth, Sr., age 75, of Millsboro, DE, formerly of Chester and Erie, PA, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2023 at Accent Hospice, Wilmington Hospital, DE.
He was born in Chester, PA and was the son of the late Jean F. (McKelvey) Dolsky and Edward J. Silkworth. Gerald proudly served his country in the Vietnam War for three years, serving in the US Navy and was honorably discharged. While in the Navy, Gerald completed his studies and earned his GED.
He was a member of the Oak Orchard/Riverdale Post 28, Millsboro, Delaware, and in Erie, PA at the Carl Neff Post, and where he was a member of the Color Guard. Gerald enjoyed collecting coins and movies.
Gerald is survived by his four siblings, Gary Silkworth, Edward Silkworth, Jean Sickler and Terry Payne; four children, Gerald Silkworth, Jr., Joyce Silkworth-Mallory, Jamina Bone and George Silkworth and eight grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Saturday July 22, at the WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 211 S. Washington, Street, Millsboro, DE 19966 beginning at 10:30 am. A Celebration of Life, with sharing memories of Gerald will follow at 11:00 am.Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to French Creek Council, BSA, 1815 Robison Rd W, Erie, PA 16509, where four of his grandchildren are Scouts, and two of them are Eagle Scouts or to Oak Orchard/Riverdale Post 28, 31768 Legion Rd, Millsboro, Delaware 19966.
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