US Army


Honor Mission

John R. Silvashy, Jr.

US Army
Vietnam Era Veteran

Tonawanda, NY - 10/14/2022


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 1, Region 2

About the Mission:

The family of John R. Silvashy, Jr. has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in honoring his life and service. Mr. Silvashy of the City of Tonawanda passed away unexpectedly on 26 September 2022.

Mr. Silvashy served our nation for 2 years on active duty in the US Army from 1968-1970, with an Army MOS of 62H2P-Concrete Paving Equipment Operator. He completed training in Concrete Paving Equipment Operations: Basic Airborne;, Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR); and Escape, Evasion & Survival. His final duty assignment was with Company A, 47th Engineer Battalion, Third US Army, and he was honorably discharged at Fort Bragg, NC on 22 May 1970 with the rank of Specialist 5th Class (E-5.) Mr. Silvashy earned the the National Defense Service Medal, Army Parachutist Badge and Cold War Service Medal.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

10/14/2022 at 02:00pm

Staging Location:

John O. Roth Funeral Home
25 William Street
Tonawanda, NY 14150
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Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Don Becker - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

PGR will provide a respectful flag line for the arrival of the family, and during the visitation from 3:00-6:00 PM.  A prayer service with Military Honors is scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM.  There is no escort or cemetery involved with this Mission.  Please be prepared with a clean 3x5 American or US Army flag, and dress for the weather.  Acknowledging that this is a long Mission, please consider contributing any amount of time that you're able to.

Please Note: Mr. Silvashy, Jr. is the uncle of dedicated PGRNY Region-2 member Linda Porter.  Thank you for helping to honor the US Army service of John R. Silvashy, Jr. and to support his loving family.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Don Higgins, SRC, Region-1

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