LaVern Jay Silvis, 70, of 3639 Lottsville-Niobe Road, Bear Lake, PA, passed away at his residence on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Born January 17, 1951, in Corry, PA, he was the son of the late Harry A. Silvis, Jr. and Eleanor L. Nichols Silvis.
LaVern served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War Era. He was a member of the Sugar Grove American Legion, loved riding his Harley and fast cars. He will be remembered as Race Car Driver Number 64.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Brenda (Bobby) Mahaffey of Gallatin, TN and Jeannie (Mandy) Hepler-Brady of Jamestown, NY; 1 son, Morgan (Kristin) Croscutt of Fairview, PA; 6 brothers and sisters, Chuck, Ralph, Gloria, Karen, Nellie and Alyce; 5 grandchildren, Brandi, Dylan, Devin, Dakota and Dustin; 4 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Nelson Silvis; 4 brothers, Bob Silvis, Harry Silvis, “Cork” Silvis, Gary Silvis and 1 sister, Dee Atchley.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, October 27, from 10 – 11 am at the Relevant Church, 100 West South Street, Corry, PA where a funeral service will follow at 11 am. Burial will follow in Lottsville Cemetery and will be private. McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc. of Youngsville and Sugar Grove have been entrusted with all arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.mckinneyfuneral.com
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