Bernard T. Silkworth
December 17, 1930 - March 27, 2009
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Barney Silkworth, 78, of Oceanport died on Friday, March 27, at home after a long illness. He was born in Long Branch and graduated from Long Branch High School in 1949. He served in the US Navy from 1953-54 and graduated from Trenton State College in 1955. Mr. Silkworth worked for the Long Branch Board …
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Todd & Mimi Glenn left a message on June 2, 2010:
So sad to have just found out...our love goes to Barbara, Bill, Stacy, Denise, Sam & Henry along with the rest of the family.
Kerry DeBonis left a message on April 17, 2010:
Mr. Silkworth was a wonderful teacher. I will never forget how he patiently showed me how to make a candle holder. I still have the dust pan I made in his class. He made the world a better place with his life. I also remember going on the ski trips with him. What a great teacher!
Debra left a message on April 17, 2010:
I never met him, but it sounds like he was a wonderful man...
mary, doug and Inge left a message on April 8, 2010:
Our beloved friend Barney will be forever in our minds. One of the kindest most gentle men we have ever known. Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him will be very sad that he has left.
Brielle Figueroa left a message on April 3, 2010:
Barbara, i enjoyed the time i spent with you and Barney. He was such a nice man. You and your family will be in my prayers! Love, Brielle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Brandon Figueroa left a message on April 3, 2010:
Sorry Barbara for what happened. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Bob Varca left a message on April 3, 2010:
By the sound of my "north jersey brogue" it's obvious that I didn't grow up in Long Branch so I wasn't lucky enough to have Barney for shop class. But I was lucky enough to have moved almost next door and not only got private instruction in building everything from furniture to a 2nd floor on our little bungalow, but got to have him as a dear friend for the last 35yrs, How fortunate am I.
Patti left a message on April 3, 2010:
Barbara, Bill & Stacy: How was I to know 35 yrs. ago that those 2 kids cutting through my yard were to become part of my family! Memories of all the many events over the years of which you made me apart, will remain with my always. Each time I look at my house, I know it is in great part because of Barney & his vision, as well as direction. You have all been part of my life & my heart aches with the loss of Barney. I love you all & will keep Barney always in my heart, knowing he is at last at peace. Always, Patti
Al & Ivette Figueroa left a message on April 3, 2010:
Dear Barbara, We are so sorry to hear about Barney. He was a wonderful man and we are so glad to have known him. You are in our hearts and prayers. All our love, Ivette and Al
Rose Rom-Perez left a message on April 2, 2010:
Barney was my department head for about 15 years.When I came to Long Branch I was just divorced and very upset and angry. Barney watched over me like he was my father.Always telling me I need to calm down and to stop worrying. He taught me alot on how to be a good teacher.He always kept me in line. I will miss him you know even though I have not seen him in a few years I always knew he was there.I am sure he is building and designing something for the man upstairs or at least inspecting the work that is beng done and giving his point of view.
Joe & Maggie left a message on April 2, 2010:
Dear Barbara and family; Everyone at Bay Ave Trattoria sends their deepest sympathy to you. We were so sad to read about Barney. I hope he enjoyed the chocolate dessert Susan brought him. Maggie
Cheryl Mc Courry Soden left a message on April 1, 2010:
Dear Barbara and family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. May the Lord's precious promise found in 1 Thess.4:13-18 comfort and sustain you all during this time of grief. Cheryl Mc Courry Soden
Barbara Schacter left a message on April 1, 2010:
Dear Barbara, Stacey and Bill, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Barney was such a unique individual. He was so generous with his time and knowledge, touching so many people. His kindness and patience will be long remembered,as well. God bless his soul. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Barbara
john burgess left a message on April 1, 2010:
Mrs. Silkworth My condolences to you on Barney's death. Barney and I were classmates and friends. I remember him from school like it was yesterday. John Burgess
ANN MILLER left a message on March 31, 2010:
BABARA & FAMILY: MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY, GOD BLESS
Syeda & Michael Sullivan left a message on March 31, 2010:
Dear Stacy and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Elwood and Judy left a message on March 31, 2010:
Barbara and Family, Judy and I share in your loss. Barney was one of those folks who come along every so often but not nearly often enough. The world is a bit less without this wonderful person. Kindness and decency, coupled with gentleness was what he shared with all who knew him. May God bless you and your family at this most difficult time.
Elena Menegakis Cochran left a message on March 31, 2010:
Barbara and Family-I am so sorry to hear the news about Barney. It just doesnt seem fair that someone should have to go through all of that. I always loved to listen to the stories my grandmother told about her cousins...they had something special...My thoughts and prayers are with you all...each day...Love and hugs...Elena, Henry, and Sophia
Ron, Donna, Ryan & Heather left a message on March 31, 2010:
Barney will always be remembered by us as someone who had a smile and a kind word for everyone. We will always have wonderful and fond memories of time spent together. Barbara, our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May happy memories begin to ease the pain you are feeling. Our Condolences, Ron, Donna, Ryan and Heather
John and Joan Craig left a message on March 31, 2010:
Bill,Denise and family, Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. John and Joan Craig
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Joyce Mitchell left a message on March 31, 2010:
I taught with Barney when he was at the Long Branch Middle School. I remember him as a good teacher who cared about the students and the other staff. He was always polite and courteous, and, if I had to describe him in one word, it was that he was a gentleman. Please accept my condolences in your loss, Joyce Mitchell
Barbara Schibell left a message on March 31, 2010:
Your friendship was a cherished part of my life and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to call you my friend. I will miss your cheerful voice and your helpful ways. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.
Kara Perry left a message on March 31, 2010:
Dear Stacy, I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Best wishes, Kara
Monika M. Cancel left a message on March 31, 2010:
Although I'm sure no words can really help to ease your pain right now, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. You have my deepest sympathies. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. Big hugs to you and your family.
John Mehrlander left a message on March 30, 2010:
It is amazing that in life circle how many time can you run into the same person and how they can be a memory for life, as a small boy in Broadway School (4th grade)my love for cars started, next to school was a Studabaker showroom and that was my first time running into Mr. Silkworth, little did I know 3yrs later that man would be my shop teacher( with "A"s), sometime after that I found out, he married a freind of my brother's sister ( Barbara). After that just married myself I bought some property in Oceanport, guess who the building inspector was, there was Barney and I again. Some years later I talk my brother into buying a house in Oceanport, we know who his neighbors were ( Barbara & Barney)after that there were to many good times to write about......Barney will be missed and that small boy will allways admire him. My God with with you Barney.
Samuel Stern left a message on March 30, 2010:
I would be hard-pressed to find a kinder or more knowledgeable guy in all of Oceanport. I am hard-pressed to find the words now...May God be with him.
Bill J. left a message on March 30, 2010:
I've never met this man Bernard Silkworth but I'm a friend of his brother William with my acquaintance of the founder of AA Wiliam Wilson. May They Rest in Peace.
Nora left a message on March 30, 2010:
My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and other family members.
Lena & Barefoot Bill left a message on March 30, 2010:
There are so few "great men & women" that when you meet one you know it right away. Barney was a great man & a quality example for all of us. A quiet, unassuming presence with a humble strength that is impossible to fake. We met him & Barbara about 10 years ago and cherished every moment we spent with them. He was a blessing in our life & we will remember him always. Our thoughts & prayers go out to him & his family. Just Love, Lena & Bill
susan greenberg left a message on March 30, 2010:
Barney: You've got the most candles of anyone. Must have been all that good clean living.
Jeri Weisberg left a message on March 30, 2010:
Barbara, I feel such a profound sadness for you and your family. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lisa Mion left a message on March 30, 2010:
Mrs. Silkworth, Stacy and Bill - I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. May fond memories bring many smiles & laughter to your hearts. Lisa
Kathleen Graseck left a message on March 30, 2010:
A lovely wedding reception at your home for Bill and Denise. We will always remember your lovely family. Kathy & Jerry Graseck
Andy and Lisa Snedeker left a message on March 30, 2010:
From our family to yours, our prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of loss.
Karen Deaner left a message on March 30, 2010:
Barney was a joy. I looked so forward to our chats in my office when he came in for his appointments. He was such a good sport when I made him wear that ridiculous birthday hat. I have missed those days and will continue to miss him always.
Mark A. Landis left a message on March 30, 2010:
Honoring the memory of the son of the man that helped me,and millions of others live as free men, and women. A second chance at life. We honor the memory of a life, and of all those who knew and loved him. Mark A. Landis
Patricia Chapman Burkhardt left a message on March 30, 2010:
Too many to count, but his kindness, sense of humor and his talent and dedication for keeping his home so beautiful. Barbara, thank you for letting me know. I will write you a personal note soon. Love and deepest sympathy to you Stacy & Bill
Judy Riker left a message on March 30, 2010:
My prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Regards, Judy Riker
Mary Ann Kowalski left a message on March 30, 2010:
Barbara, I was sorry to read of Barni's passing. Carl and I want to let you know that our thoughts of deepest sympathy are with you and your family. Barnie seemed to be such a gentle man who added value wherever he was.
Allison Gassaro left a message on March 30, 2010:
Dear Stacey I am sorry to hear that your dad has passed. You have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. Best Regards, Allison
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
DEBORAH A EATO left a message on March 30, 2010:
May GOD bless and keep you and your family. Warm thoughts and heart filled prayer for you, Barbara. Love you, Deorah Eato
ALAN left a message on March 30, 2010:
sorry to hear of your loss
Ed Dalesky left a message on March 30, 2010:
Dear Barbara & the Silkworth family, Although I never had the pleasure of meeting Bernard by reading his accomplishments it would have been an honor too. I’m sorry for your loss. May God Bless his soul. Yours Truly Edward Dalesky Industrial Cooling Corp
Susanne Stinger left a message on March 30, 2010:
Dear Stacy and Family, my thoughts are with you.
Lesley Aronchick left a message on March 30, 2010:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Warmly, Lesley Aronchick (work with Bill)
Charles & Joan Greffrath left a message on March 30, 2010:
Dear Barbara and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. God Bless.
Dennis and Ronnie Linken left a message on March 30, 2010:
It is a sad, sad day. Our thoughts are with you.
Kathy Ellery left a message on March 30, 2010:
Barbara, and family My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Kathy Ellery
Tom & Mary-Ann Mac Ewen left a message on March 30, 2010:
Barney was pulled out of our class (1953)at Trenton State to join the Navy. During the summer of that year I tracked down his ship, the USS Yosemite, at Newport RI. They let me on the base, I found the ship but he was on liberty. Then,the marine guards wouldn't let me off the base. I almost had to reup. Barney was a great guy and will be missed.
Ann & Peter Halse left a message on March 30, 2010:
Happy days in California and Maine, visits to Washington Crossing and days at home with you.
Sandy and Charlie King and Family left a message on March 30, 2010:
Dear Silkworth Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Silkworth will always be known in our family as a great teacher and a wonderful man. We will keep you all in our thoughts.
Robert & Georgianna Joyce left a message on March 30, 2010:
Barbara, Our deepest and most sincere condolences to you and the entire family. 'Barney' was a true old time Oceanporter. Very few left here any longer, those came here, raised their families here and became part of the fabric that made the town what it is today. Anyone who had the opportunity to know Barney is saddened with the lose of such a good person.
Michael Maccaro left a message on March 30, 2010:
Barbara, Rudy Marino called me & and passed on the bad news, my condolences to you and your family for your loss. Warm regards, Michael
Bert Barbuty left a message on March 30, 2010:
Barbara, I want to express my deepest sympanthy at this time with the passing of Barney, not only a husband and father but I'm sure your best friend. Bert
Robert J & Ethel Gilroy left a message on March 30, 2010:
Dear Barbara, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have great memories of our trip to the Grand Canyon with you and Barney
Emily & Andy Tomaine left a message on March 30, 2010:
Dear Barbara and Family: We were very sorry to read of Barney's passing. Our deepest sympathies to you all. Emily & Andy
Mary Ann Thatcher left a message on March 30, 2010:
Dear Barbara and Family My prayers are with you and your family. Barney is at peace now and is resting. Sincerely Mary Ann
Heather johnstone beeb left a message on March 30, 2010:
I.m so sorry Barbara
Gail Kass left a message on March 30, 2010:
To Barbara and Family, We are sending our heartfelt sympathy and wishes for peace at this very difficult time. May Barney's memory be a blessing for you. Gail and Jerry Kass
Bob Third left a message on March 30, 2010:
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
The Rittman Family left a message on March 30, 2010:
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow.
Jennifer Hospodar left a message on March 30, 2010:
The Silkworth family are in my thoughts and prayers
norman finlayson left a message on March 29, 2010:
Will be remembered by all.
Aldo left a message on March 29, 2010:
Sorry to hear of Barneys passing.He will be always in my thoughts and prayers.And to you Barbara he is suffering no longer.Aldo
Jamie Stapleton-Morreale left a message on March 29, 2010:
I am very sorry to hear of Barney's passing. I have a lot of fond memories of him when he'd come and visit my dad. He was a wonderful man.
LORNA BECKER left a message on March 29, 2010:
Dear Barbara and family, I am so sorry to hear about barney. I have thought about you often since I heard he had become ill.I will not be able to attend the services on Saturday, but you will be in my thought and prayers. I hope to see or be able to speak to you sometime. please take care. Love lorna
Tom, Gillaine, Tommy, Lauren & Meghan left a message on March 29, 2010:
Barbara, Stacey, Bill & Denise You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you the strength you need to deal with your pain and sorrow. Barney was such a great person, we all loved him so much. What a kind, thoughtful, gentile, talented and knowledgeable man he was. He will be missed by all. Love The Hennessey's
Vickie Wisdom left a message on March 29, 2010:
My heart and prayers to your family. Though I do not know you, Dr. Silkworth and Bill saved my life.
Jill Rose left a message on March 29, 2010:
Barbara, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember the support I got from Barney, especially when he signed Dr. Silkworth's book for my sponsor. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jill ROse
Thomas and Mary Mion left a message on March 29, 2010:
Barbara and Family, It is with sad hearts we read about Barney's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary and Tom
Janie left a message on March 29, 2010:
My heart and prayers to your family. Though I do not know you, Dr. Silkworth and Bill saved my life.
Jeanne Gagliano left a message on March 29, 2010:
All those who were fortunate to know Barney, surely loved him and will truly miss him. The photo chosen by his family is perfect and I will always think of him with his tools in his hands and his sense of humor which was ready at any and all occasions.
Darren Nolan left a message on March 29, 2010:
All of you who grieve at the loss of your loved one are sincerely in my thoughts and prays.We have never met but you are a connection to a man who saved my life as a result of meeting Bill W and for that I will be forever grateful.
Joyce Disbrow left a message on March 29, 2010:
Dear Barbara and family, My sincerest sympathy for your loss. I loved having Barney come into the office for his visits. He always had a smile and I loved our gardening chats. I'll always think of him when I care for my Passion Flowers. Fondly, Joyce
Terry McGuire left a message on March 29, 2010:
Rest in peace, and my deepest sympathy to the family.
Sheila Chandonnet left a message on March 29, 2010:
Our condolences on your loss - out thoughts are with you. Sheila Chandonnet and family (colleague of Stacy)
donna(Anderson) Size left a message on March 29, 2010:
I grow up knowning Barny through The Edwards on Edwards Ave where I lived as a child and watch as he Ice Boated on the river.
Daree Rose Stroffolino left a message on March 29, 2010:
I will always remember what a loving team Barbara & Barney were. They always supported each others goals and dreams. I would often see Barney eating lunch out with a friend. His smile would light up the room. You could feel his kind spirit. His handiwork and beautiful gardens are amazing and showed his love for nature. This is a great loss for all who knew and loved him.
diana green left a message on March 29, 2010:
My prayers go out to the family
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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