Joseph “Jay” J. Silvio

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Joseph “Jay” J. Silvio, age 56, of Richmond, VA, formerly of La Grange Park. Beloved father of Anthony D. Silvio; fond son of the late Dominic J. Silvio and Albina M. Silvio, nee Di Iorio; dear cousin of Mark, Frank, Matt, Sam, Dan and David Di Iorio.  Visitation, Tuesday, February 12, 2012, 3 P.M. to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 10:30 A.M. to time of Service 11:00 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd.,  9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield. Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Deborah Blaisdell condolence:

    My deepest sympathies to the Silvio and Di Iorio family. Your loss is the greatest loss I have ever and will ever know. Jay was my hero. My heart is irrepairably broken. You are all in my prayers.

  2. Jane Trumbull Henkel condolence:

    Sending condolences to ‘Joe’s’ family–that’s how I’ll always remember him from LTHS. He and I had a couple of classes together and even worked together @WLTL our h.s. radio station. I will always remember that he made me laugh. . .I’ll bet he’s performing now in heaven!!!

    Wishing his family peace and healing in this difficult time.


  3. Tray Murphy, N4PAT condolence:

    I am so sorry to lose Jay as a longtime friend. He was a fine man, and will be greatly missed among the Amateur Radio and broadcasting communities in the Central Virginia region.

  4. Joe Landers condolence:

    My condolences to the family on your loss. I have known Jay for a few years now in amateur radio. He has always assisted me in communications projects such as Virginia Special Olympics and in the group that assisted in emergency communications with the Virginia E.O.C. named ARCA. As current President he was my Vice President and he was always ready to assist in any level at any time. Our members will miss Jay as he was a great friend and amateur to all of us.

  5. Jerry Williams, KJ4IT condolence:

    I was sorry to learn of Jay’s passing and extend my sympathies to the Silvio and DiLorio families as well as his friend Deborah. He will always be remembered as a kind and helpful person with a great sense of humor by many amateur radio operators in the Greater Richmond Area. Jerry Williams KJ4IT

  6. Jim Porter condolence:

    Jay and I have been friends for almost 24 years and shared a lot of great times together over the years. I will miss his quick witted humor, good heart and his friendship. My condolences to both families and to Deborah whom he shared so much of his time with in his last years.

  7. Jim VanderWerff, KJ4DMI condolence:

    Jay was a member of our ARES Team in Henrico Co., Va., as well as a good friend. He brought a vast amount of knowledge, skill and good humor to the table. His dedication and service to the community will always be remembered. We will all miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  8. Justin George, KJ4ZIN condolence:

    My condolences to Jay’s family on their loss. I am a member of the ARCA group at the VEOC. Jays mentoring, leadership, knowledge, and many other treasures was something I always appreciated and will greatly miss. I feel as though I have lost a member of my family.

  9. Annette DeFonzo, Bloomberg TV condolence:

    I am so terribly saddened to learn of Jay’s passing. Sadly, I never had the pleasure of meeting him, but he was one of my favorite people to have worked with over the past six years.

    My sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family, and may he rest in peace.

    With sympathy,
    Annette DeFonzo, Bloomberg TV

  10. Maryann Kral condolence:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I was watching a Pizza commercial and for some reason out of the blue I thought of Jay. He worked with me at my first ‘real’job as a Police/Fire dispatcher in 1977-78 at DuComm. He’d go into his announcer voice and do a comedy bit about police calls – you stab them we slab them etc. If you didn’t keep your sense of humor in that job you’d loose your mind. I had heard he was working for a network in communications. We both went to LT – I didn’t know Jay in school but he was so much fun to work with and just as friends he took me out to Salernos for Pizza and dark beer. He was always nice to everyone and he made the job so much more bareable. I had tried to find him years ago but didn’t su red. I would have loved to see him or talk to him again. I was going through a very difficult time when I met him and we became friends. I will always remember that voice and how he made me laugh. I’m so sorry for your loss but I’m so glad he was my friend. May God bless you all. He was a very talented and special person. I’ve thought of him often over the years and missed him.

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