04/15/07 - NNHS Newsletter - Norman Silsby

Norman Stevens Silsby
(13 May 1920 - 10 Apr 2007)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have even more sad news to report this rainy Sunday morning. Norman Silsby, father of    Steve Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of NC, Gale Silsby Owenby (Ferguson HS - '64) and Sherri Silsby, has passed away in Newport News just shy of his 87th birthday.

From the Daily Press - 04/15/07:

  Norman Stevens Silsby

NEWPORT NEWS - Norman Stevens Silsby passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2007, after a long illness. He was born May 13, 1920, in Needham, Mass., to Henry Franklin Silsby and Ellen Cleveland Silsby. Mr. Silsby graduated from Northwestern University in 1942 and the University of Virginia in 1952. After graduation in 1942, he joined the research staff of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) at Langley Field. He was there when NACA became NASA in 1958 and continued as an engineer there until his retirement. In 1945, he married Dorothy Etta Harton. Together they raised three children. They were both members of First United Methodist Church. He was in the Engineers Club of Virginia, the Hilton Tennis Club, the Hampton Roads Bird Club, the Virginia Society of Ornithology, and an active member and officer of Warwick Yacht and Country Club. His hobbies were bowling, boating, Bridge and travel. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Thelma Tabor; and his brothers, Henry F. Sibley Jr. and Arnold W. Silsby. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Harton Silsby; his sister, Janet Barber; his daughters, Gale Owenby and Sherri Silsby; his son, Norman Stevens Silsby Jr.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at First United Methodist Church in Hilton Village. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements..

Published in the Daily Press on 4/15/2007. 
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God be with you in heaven. I wish I could have spent more time with you while you were here on earth, so many miles separated us. I am so glad that you have joined our father in heaven.
Love, your granddaughter, Teri Smith
Teri Smith (Lockeford, CA) - April 17, 2007
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The Engineers Club extends our sympathy and condolences to the Silsby Family. Norman was a long time Honorary Member of ECVP and will be missed.
- April 23, 2007





   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Silsby family and their friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Lead, Kindly Light

Words by John Henry Newman, 1833
Music by John B. Dykes, 1865

Lead, kindly Light, amid th’encircling gloom,
Lead Thou me on!
The night is dark, and I am far from home;
Lead Thou me on!
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.

I was not ever thus, nor prayed that Thou
Shouldst lead me on;
I loved to choose and see my path; but now
Lead Thou me on!
I loved the garish day, and, spite of fears,
Pride ruled my will. Remember not past years!

So long Thy power hath blessed me, sure it will,
Will lead me on.
O’er moor and fen, o’er crag and torrent, till
The night is gone,
And with the morn those angel faces smile,
Which I have loved long since, and lost awhile!

Meantime, along the narrow rugged path,
Thyself hast trod,
Lead, Savior, lead me home in childlike faith,
Home to my God.
To rest forever after earthly strife
In the calm light of everlasting life.

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