Ellen P. Sillaman, age 70, of Summerfield, FL formerly of Liberty Borough, died November 19, 2017, at Corry Manor, in Corry, PA. Born July 14, 1947, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Alma (McDowell) Long and the wife of Greig Sillaman of Summerfield, FL.
Ellen dedicated her life to caring for her family. Her greatest love was spending time and traveling with her dear husband. She enjoyed spending winters at their home in Florida, where she could spend time with all her neighbors, especially Teresa, Ed and Ron. She most recently planned for an addition to the family cabin in Crawford County, PA, where they spent the rest of the year. This plan was a pleasant surprise to her dear husband. Ellen also enjoyed shopping trips with her daughter. She was truly the definition of the matriarch of her family. In addition to her husband Greig, she is survived by her children, Jason and Janine Sillaman both of Port Vue; grandchildren, Aaron Ziegler, Jason Sillaman, Jr., Benjamin Zilliot and Jessica Sillaman; also nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, November 24, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Charles Owston officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant St., 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1938.
Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Originally published November 21, 2017.