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Bruce K. Silveri

Bruce K. Silveri, 62, of West Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Albert “Al” Silveri and is survived by his mother, Joan Shotwell Silveri.


Bruce attended Wyoming Area Secondary Center and graduated from West Side Vo-Tech class of 1978.


Bruce’s multiple careers began in 1978 when he worked at Poly-Hi Menasha. In 2007, he began his tenure at Luzerne County in the Sheriff’s department. During the Winter of 2002, Bruce and his wife, Barbara, followed their passion of cooking and created a successful catering business, “Silveri’s Catering.”


In his time outside of work, Bruce was raised to a 3rd degree Master Mason in the Wyoming Lodge and is currently a member of Landmark Lodge #442. He served as past governor of the Moose Lodge 1207 of West Pittston, and volunteered as a fire-fighter at West Pittston Hose Company and Good Will Hose Company.


In his leisure time, he was an avid camper and enjoyed frequenting his summer home “across the pond” at J&D campground in Catawissa. Bruce was a philanthropist, donating services where needed throughout the community.


In 1993, he joined the Irem Shrine. Above all, he was most proud of being an Irem Shrine Clown, where he could bring laughter and joy to children throughout the area. Most recently, Bruce, known by his fellow clowns as “Pork-Chop,” was elected President of the Mid-Atlantic Shrine Clown Association. Later this month, Bruce was to have been honored at the Annual Clown-A-Rama at the Woodlands Inn and Resort.


In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his sister, Debra Hammeran.


In addition to his mother, Bruce is survived by his wife Barbara Yunkunis Silveri and son Mathew Silveri and Jenny Saccone, West Pittston, and daughter Jaqueline Silveri and Hothayfa Kodah, West Wyoming. Brothers-in-law, Raymond Yunkunis and wife Kim Yunkunis, Mason Ohio, Kathy Bellino and husband Joe Bellino, West Pittston, and Patricia Carter and husband Gary Carter, Wyoming, cousins Fred Silveri and Ray Silveri, and several nieces and nephews. Bruce is also survived by the two special loves of his life who know him by "Popa", grand-daughters Elizabeth Silveri and Alexa Belcher.


Family will receive friends and relatives Wednesday March 9, 2022, from 4-7pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or to Irem Shrine Transportation Fund, 70 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas, PA 18612


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Kathy Oliver Jones
Kathy Oliver Jones
Mar 09, 2022

Dear Barb, Joan and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today. May the peace that passes all understanding be granted to you in the loss of Bruce. I will be with you in prayer as you say goodbye to a most wonderful son, husband, father and friend. Much love…

Kathy Oliver Jones and family

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scott McQueen
scott McQueen
Mar 08, 2022

Bruce buddy you will be saddly missed at work it was always a joy to talk about the clowns your grand children and you camping but as crazy as our world is it was nice seeing some one that took the time out to do some good till we meet again my Freind

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oxlidjd
Mar 07, 2022

I met Bruce and Barb through my daughter, and the first time I ever saw Bruce he had a huge knife in his hand and he was getting ready to carve up a roasted pig for a big party for one of my Grandkids. He immediately impressed me as a person who likes to make other people happy - through food, through his clown gig, and generally just by being Bruce. I didn't know him well, but with a guy like Bruce, you get the vibe right away: GREAT GUY! Rest in Peace, Pork-Chop. We'll all miss you.

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bandiemom02
bandiemom02
Mar 07, 2022

my thoughts and prayers to his and his mom

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mrslynch77
Mar 07, 2022

Prayers of strength and love to your family.

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