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Jules V. De Silva

September 10, 1928 November 8, 2017
Jules V. De Silva
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Obituary for Jules V. De Silva

Peoria- Jules V. De Silva, age 89, of Peoria, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Proctor Hospital.

Born September 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY he was a son to Jules F. and Amy (Monish) De Silva. Jules graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. and went on to honorably serve in the United States Army during the Korean War. He married Laura C. McNally on April 25, 1953. She preceded him in death on June 11, 2009.

Jules worked for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 43 years until his retirement. He volunteered at many organizations in the community including Proctor Hospital, where he was an Escort for 27 years, RSVP, and Share Food where he served on the board. Jules was also a member of the Orpheus Club for 25 years.

He was a devoted member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and participated as a choir member, Extraordinary Minister, Lector and member of the Tuesday Morning Prayer Group. Jules received the Pere Marquette Award for service to the Catholic Diocese of Peoria in 2003.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Rudolph De Silva, one sister Mary De Silva Lotito and infant son, Thomas.

Jules is survived by his children: Robert (Haruko) De Silva of Fujisawa, Japan, MaryEllen (Douglas) Anderson of Greenville, S.C., James De Silva, John De Silva, Laura (David) Pearsall and Donna King all of Peoria; nine grandchildren: Marisa (Arasp) Arabshahi De Silva, Elina (Akihisa) Chikaraishi, Anna De Silva, John White, Farrell White, Elizabeth Anderson, Connor King, Makenzie King and Shay Pearsall; one brother Joseph (Elaine) De Silva; as well as a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 between the hours of 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with a visitation being held one hour prior to the Mass. Father Thomas Taylor will officiate and burial with military honors will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials in Jules’ memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Building Fund.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

13

Nov

5:00 PM 11/13/2017 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/13/2017 8:00:00 PM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

14

Nov

9:00 AM 11/14/2017 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/14/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

14

Nov

10:00 AM 11/14/2017 10:00:00 AM
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church

6001 N University St
Peoria, IL 61614

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
6001 N University St Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

7519 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61614

7519 N. Allen Road Peoria 61614 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Vincent de Paul Building Fund

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