Francis B. Silliman III
Born in Albany, New York on August 31st, 1962
Departed on January 23rd, 2020 and resided in Thornton, Colorado
- Memorial Service: 5061 E. 160th Ave., Brighton, CO 80206
Thursday February 6th, 2020 11:00 am
Francis (Frank) Silliman of Thornton, Colorado passed away January 23, 2020 while being comforted by his wife, Britt at his side. Family and friends will remember Frank for the strong friendships he developed and his caring and willingness to help others. He was known to drop whatever he was doing to help anyone that needed it, organizing others to ensure everyone’s needs were met before his own.
Frank was born August 1962 to Agnes and Francis B. Silliman Jr. in Albany, NY. He attended Hudson Valley Community College and the University of Colorado where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Frank’s career included Storage Technology Corporation, Sun Microsystems and Oracle Corporation where he was highly respected as an engineer and skilled management leader to both his staff and peers. Frank lived for the open air of the mountains in Colorado and the Northeast. He enjoyed hiking, snowmobiling, the wonder of nature and enjoyed several motorcycle trips. He loved working with wood, building his own home from scratch, crafting lumber in his workshop and playing drums with friends and local musicians. Frank was a mentor to engineers, friends to many and a loving husband for Britt and the boys.
Frank is survived by his wife, Britt, two children (Brandon and Evan), sisters, Lisa (Ron) Silliman-French of Denton TX, and Tonya M. Speckhardt of East Greenbush, and brother George R. (Sue) Silliman of East Greenbush.
Memorial services will be held at 11a on February 6th, at Northern Hills Church, 5061 E. 160th Avenue, Brighton, Co. 80602. Britt, family and friends will receive guests following the memorial service at the same location. In lieu of flowers, donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the Seasons of Hospice Foundation (https://seasonsfoundation.org – 6400 Shafer Ct. Suite 700 Rosemont, IL 60018).