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Carolyn (Avolio) Silay

November 7, 1949 December 15, 2018
Carolyn  (Avolio) Silay
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Obituary for Carolyn (Avolio) Silay

Age 69, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on December 15, 2018 after a hard fought and courageous battle against cancer.

Carolyn was born in Pittsburgh on November 7, 1949. She graduated from Hampton High School in 1967, and went on to receive her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1971. Carolyn worked for the North Hills School District for 35 years, spending the majority of her career as a fifth grade teacher at Seville Elementary, and is proudly listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers.

She enjoyed an active life playing tennis, driving fast cars, and shopping. She was an exceptionally creative artist, loved to entertain, and was a natural musician. She was a devoted wife, mother, nana, sister, niece, and friend. She was passionate about her family, her friends, her faith, and thought of others before herself.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Teresa Avolio; and is survived by her husband of 12 years, Ken Silay; daughter, Lauren Warner (Benjamin); daughter, Allison Marshall (Virgil); grandson, Landon; granddaughter, Peyton; sister, Gloria Avolio; maternal aunt, Gloria Gugliotta; paternal aunt, Ernestine Vannicola; mother-in-law, Rosemary Silay; stepdaughter, Stephanie Yannotti (Clark); and grandchildren, Julia, Drew, and Grant; and stepson, Matthew Silay (Kate); and grandchildren, Lily and Cooper; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held at KING FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, INC., Allison Park, on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 2-8 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at the Funeral Home Thursday, December 20, 2018, promptly at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Dr. Kevin A. Gourley of Memorial Park Presbyterian Church officiating.

The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford for providing comfort and excellent care in Carolyn's final days.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Good Samaritan Hospice at 146 Neely School Road, Wexford, PA 15090.


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Visitation

Wednesday

19

Dec

2:00 PM 12/19/2018 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/19/2018 8:00:00 PM
King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

2841 Woodland Circle
Allison Park, PA 15101

King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
2841 Woodland Circle Allison Park 15101 PA
United States

Service

Thursday

20

Dec

10:00 AM 12/20/2018 10:00:00 AM
King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

2841 Woodland Circle
Allison Park, PA 15101

King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
2841 Woodland Circle Allison Park 15101 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Good Samaritan Hospice

146 Neely School Road
Wexford, PA 15090
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