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Mrs. Marion Silkes, 93, of Leesburg, Florida passed away Sunday, May 19, 2024, at Avante of Leesburg following a brief illness. Mrs. Silkes was born July 25, 1930, in Berlin, Germany to the late Hans Werner and Gerta (Trakatsch) Munk. Mrs. Silkes moved to the Orlando area from Bowie, Maryland in 1987 with her late husband, Leonard Silkes, of blessed memory. She was a retired bank teller for Bank of America.

Mrs. Silkes is survived by her beloved and devoted sisters, Edna Wulff of Melville, New York and Ruth Munk of Rockville, Maryland and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services for Mrs. Silkes were held at Congregation Ohev Shalom Cemetery (6034 Old Winter Gardens Road, Orlando, FL) with Rabbi Arnold Siegel of Jewish Family Services officiating. May she rest in peace and may her memory be a blessing.

Service entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, 933 Lee Road, Suite 101, Orlando, Florida 407-599-1180.


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