Norman G. Silvey

Norman G. Silvey, age 75, of Greenfield, passed away on Dec. 25, 2011, in Greenfield. Born on Sept. 28, 1936, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Louie and Peggy (Rigler) Silvey.

Norman earned his bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and married Mary Schnelle on May 11, 1957, in Indianapolis. Norman worked for Schwitzer Corp. as an automotive/mechanical engineer for over 40 years before retiring in 2001. He also served as Vice President of North American Sales and had co-invented and patented a design for a turbo charger, known as a compressor with an inducer shroud.

Norman was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Greenfield and American Legion Post #119. He was a baseball coach and loved gardening and snowmobiling. Norman was also a United States Marine Corps veteran who served during the Korean War.

Surviving him are his wife, Mary Silvey of Greenfield; children, Glenn (Claudia) Silvey of Fishers, Ind., David (Bev) Silvey of Sanford, N.C., James Silvey of Columbus, Ind., John Silvey of Indianapolis, and Carolyn (David) Muegge of Greenfield; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and a brother, Lewis Silvey.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary in Greenfield. Funeral services will take place on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the mortuary. Deacon Wayne Davis will be officiating, and burial will take place at Park Cemetery with full military rites.

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