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Richard Paul Silvis

Oct. 17, 1948 – May 12, 2021

Richard Paul Silvis, 72, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona, after an extended illness. He was born in Ehrenfeld, son of the late Robert and Naomi (Jenkins) Silvis.

He married Mary Ann Glass on Sept. 10, 2012.

He retired as manager of the printing press department at The Washington Post, Washington, D.C., with 10 years of service.

Richard was a 1967 graduate of Forest Hills High School and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant in the Vietnam War.

Richard is survived by his wife; a son, Richard A. Silvis of Richland, Pa.; two stepchildren, Bradley J. (Barbara Henninger) McConnell of Tyrone and Rhonda A.. (Brian) Detwiler of Altoona; a sister, Jean Petrunak of Portage; and a brother, James Silvis of South Fork.

Richard was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Christina Henninger; and a brother, John T. Silvis.

At Richard’s request there will no public visitation or services.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home, Altoona.

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