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Robert Larry Silsbury

Robert L. Silsbury, age 65, of Saginaw, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at his home.

Bob was born April 19, 1953, in Alma, the son of Malcolm Rex and Donella Ilene (Lott) Silsbury.  He graduated from Ithaca High School in 1971, and served in the Coast Guard.  He married Penny Susan Marsh in Breckenridge on January 25, 1974.  

Bob worked for the Michigan State Corrections, and had been assigned in Ionia, Carson City and St. Louis.  He retired in 2011.  He enjoyed helping the National Wild Turkey Federation with Jake’s Event each year.  He loved fishing and camping with his family, and was a craftsman, making walking sticks, paddles, and signs.

Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Penny; his children, Matthew (Breanne) Silsbury of Gaylord, Leslie King of Roseville, CA, and Sean (Charlotte) Silsbury of Pompeii; 7 grandchildren; his brother, David (Lisa) Silsbury of Portland, MI; his nephew, Ronald Coleman of Arizona; and his niece, Macey.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Letha Coleman.

A memorial service will be scheduled for a future date.  Condolences may be left for the family online at

Reader Comments (10)

My sincerest condolences to Bob's family. He was a classmate and friend, and I will miss seeing him at our get-togethers. He was always a wonderful addition to our little Class of 1971 family!
March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDiane Leiter
Penny, sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and the family. Now the two Roberts can fish together. Again sorry for your family's loss.
March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterEsther Anderson
Penny and family, sorry for your loss. It was always nice seeing him when I was able to make the class get-togethers.
March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDavid C Bowen
Dear Penny and family. Our deepest sympathies in the loss of Bob. He was so full of life and energy. He will be missed by so many. May your memories keep him close in your heart. Gentle hugs to you at this sad time.
Kendra and Gary Smith
March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterKendra Smith
Dave and all the Silburys: I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My deepest condolences.
March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMarilee J Mouser
Bob was one of my favorite folks all through high school and will be sorely missed. Sincere condolences to his family.
March 19, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterStan Howes
Penny and FAMILY.. So sorry for your loss. I can't remember how many years Bob and I have been good friends. All of the years of golfing together.. the early years of hanging out with his Mom and Dad ..They always treated me like I was FAMILY. And of course the Teen years..Drinking Beers and spotting Deer. My heart is sadden by Bob's passing. So many great memories. I'm praying for you all.
March 20, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJerry Rummer
I am sorry for your family loss of Bob. May the “God of all comfort” embrace you and bring to your minds joyful memories. All the best wishes for your family during this difficult time, take care.
March 25, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBabe Quintrall
Sorry for your lost, Bob was a great friend and co-worker.
April 9, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Lott
Penny--please accept our sympathy and caring thoughts in the loss of Bob. He was a most dependable Home Delivered Meal volunteer. All of the Seniors appreciated his service to them. So sorry, Jo Jones
April 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterJo Jones

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