YOUNGSTOWN - Brandon D. Silvis, 43, passed away Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital after suffering an apparent heart attack.
Brandon was born Dec. 28, 1975, in Youngstown, a son of Dirk and Sandra Victor Silvis, and lived most of his life in this area.
He was a 1995 graduate of Chaney High School, and after graduation served a four-year apprenticeship with International Ironworkers Union Local No. 207. Brandon was currently working through the union as a journeyman ironworker.
Brandon will always be remembered as a giving, loving, and generous person who’s final act was donating his organs to give the gift of life to three others.
Brandon leaves his life partner of 10 years, Wendy Hewlett Kitchen, with whom he shared his life and home; his mother and stepfather, Sandra and David Mufich of Illinois; his father, Dirk (Susan) Silvis of Illinois; a brother, Dustin (Sabrina) Allen of Girard; three nephews, Dustin, Corban, and Keaton; and a niece, Fiona. Brandon was also loved and will be fondly remembered by Wendy’s family, Janet and Tom Hewlett, Alyse Kitchen, Rachael and Jordan Blum, and Sawyer, Wyatt, and Hudson.
A brother, Ryan Silvis, and grandparents Edward and Anna Victor, and Wayne and Carol Silvis, preceded Brandon in death.
Family and friends are welcome to attend a Celebration of Brandon’s Life from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.