Silver, James Gaston
James Gaston Silver

James Gaston "Jim" Silver Sr., 81, of Portage, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at Horton VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso.

James was a northwest Indiana resident for approximately 60 years and a World War II veteran serving in the Navy. Jim retired as supervisor of the construction and engineering division of U.S. Steel, Gary Works, with over 40 years of service. He helped organize the Supervisors Club and served as its first president.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; son, James Jr. (Laura) of Lincolnton, NC; daughter, Juanita Carol Silver (Mrs. J. C.) Benfield, of Union, SC; seven grandchildren, Timmy, and Jimmy III, Silver; Julie Carol Benfield Fowler (Jimmy Dean); Jeffery Curtiss Benfield; Matthew and Anthony Popovich and Christina Stanim; sister, Lennie Silver Harris of Burke County, NC; and stepson, Alex Stanim of Portage, Indiana.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 29, 2003, 11 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home, 600 W. Old Ridge Road, Hobart, Indiana, with Rev. Robert B. Evers officiating.

Burial followed at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Indiana.

  George Silver Sr. ->
    George Silver Jr. ->
      Rev. Jacob Silver ->
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            David Alonzo "Lonny" Silver ->
              James G. Silver Sr.

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Transcriber: John (James) Silver

Last updated 8/12/2003 Barney Kaufman