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Peter F. Silac

Peter F. Silac, 85, of North Ridgeville, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012, at his home, following a long illness. He was born February 10, 1927 in Lorain and was a North Ridgeville resident for most of his life.

Peter worked as a pipe fitter at United State Steel in Lorain for 40 years, retiring in 1986. He served in the United States Navy during W.W. II, was a charter member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Elyria and was a member of the Holy Name Society of the church.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Helen (nee Taylor); children, Robert (Cheryl) Silac of Eaton Township, Petrina (Kenneth) Paige of Avon and Alan Silac of North Ridgeville; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Mihalcik of Sheffield Township and Theresa Skryantz of Avon Lake.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Karaline Mauser and Catherine Silac; brothers, John, George and Steve "Shep" Silac; two infant brothers; and two infant sisters.

The family will receive friends Friday, December 14, 2012, 4 until 7 P.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Closing prayers will be Saturday, December 15, 2012, at 9 A.M., in the funeral home, followed by a 9:30 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Vincent DePaul Church, 41295 North Ridge Rd., Elyria. The Reverend Father Donald H. Dunson, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, where members of V.F.W. Post 1079 will conduct full military honors.

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