John F. Sliwa
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John F. Sliwa
  • June 13, 1919 - July 14, 2017
  • Naples, Florida

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John F. Sliwa, 98, of Naples passed away on July 14, 2017. He was born in Buffalo, New York the second of ten children to John F. and Agnes Lysiak Sliwa.

John served in the US Marine Corp for four years in WW II (Pacific Theater) as a Staff Sergeant. He retired from U.S. Customs as an Inspector in 1979. John was also a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Niagara Falls, NY.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years Sophia (Tomcyak) and a son Michael Sliwa.

John is survived by his children, Thomas J. (Christine) Sliwa, David (Patricia) Sliwa all of Naples, FL, and Susan Foley of Sieverville, TN; Sisters, Jean (Louis) DiCarlos and Joan (Albert) Serbinowski all of Boston, NY; One grandson, Aaron (Sharon) Mentkowski; two step-grandsons, Todd Searles and David Searles; and three great-grandchildren, Robby, Jacob and Brady of Amherst, NY.

Burial will take place at Naples Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to AVOW Hospice, 1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, FL 34105.