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James Hunt Silvea
June 12, 1932 ~ October 31, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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James Hunt Silvea, 91 years of age, passed away at his home surrounded by family on October 31. James was born on June 12, 1932 to the late William Silvea and Blanche Silvea (Shaw). He was the youngest of four children.
James graduated from Natural Bridge High School in Natural Bridge Station, Virginia. Following graduation he served four years in the Air Force. He then married Maxine Painter and they celebrated 66 years of marriage in April of this year. They spent a few years in Danville and Woodbridge, Virginia before settling in Columbia Maryland in 1963. He worked at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Columbia and then the NSA in Ft Meade until retirement.
James had a love for all sports and played many in high school and as an adult he became an avid golfer. Both James and Maxine are religious members of Christ Memorial Church in Columbia.
James is survived by his wife Maxine Silvea, son Duke Silvea (Kelly), daughter Desha McNeeley (Bill), son Neal Silvea, grandchildren Blake Silvea, Brian Silvea, Ryan McNeeley (Kelsey), Morgan Soares (Andrew), ten great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, two nephews and three nieces. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by brother, William Silvea, sisters Emma Grace Conner and Clara Lee Muhonen, and grandson Brent Whittaker.
Relatives and friends may visit Donaldson Funeral Home of Clarksville, P.A., 12540 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville Md 21029 on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00am where a Service will be held at 11:00am with a reception to follow. Interment at Crestlawn Memorial Park will be at 2:00pm
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of grandson Brian Silvea to Howard County Special Olympics in Maryland.