Madeline Florence Kamor Silinskie, 75, of St. Pete Beach, Florida, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, in the presence of loved ones
Beloved Mom, Mimi, Mother-in-Law & Wife, she is survived by daughters Lori Silinskie, Kennesaw, GA and Kimberly Sterner, Downingtown, PA; granddaughters Madeline Silinskie and Alyssa Sterner and sons-in-law William Uradnik and David Sterner. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in passing by her beloved husband of 54 years, Richard Silinskie and brother, Victor Kamor.
Madeline was born and raised in Wyoming, PA and was a graduate of Wyoming Memorial High School, Class of 1960. She went on to complete nursing school at Pittston Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1963 with her RN degree.
Her distinguished nursing career spanned over 35 years where she touched many lives. She rose to clinical leadership roles early in her career as a result of her ability to effectively manage both people and situations along with her incredible diagnostic and financial prowess. Her career highlights include coordinating the clinical care of President Reagan following his assassination attempt, managing the evening shift in level one trauma hospitals, managing staffing coordination and labor budgets for these hospitals to training and certifying nursing assistants to provide care for the elderly. In recognition of her achievements, she represented women on television in the early 1980’s in a segment titled, “Women in High Stress Positions Managing Work & Home”. She was one of the early pioneers of the working Mom and did it with incredible success.
She was known for her graceful, dignified, kind spirit but her strength and courage topped the charts of admirable qualities.
Her love of tradition, celebration of holidays and talents of the home created a joyous celebration for her family and friends. Her culinary expertise will live forever in memories, recipes and traditions from baked Alaska, flaming cherries jubilee and famous steak and lobster to her turkey with gravy and stuffing.
A devoted, loving wife, self-less, loyal Mom, super fun Mimi and sweet friend, Madeline was the kindest of all spirits. She was the quiet rock of her family, providing both stability and direction but with love and joie de vivre. She never ran out of energy when it came to her family. There was always time for them, regardless of her work, health or other demands. Family first, all with the love of God as her foundation, she was the best of all souls.
She could always be counted on for a listening ear, a candid opinion or wise counsel. Her sagest advice to all was to “never let anyone or anything break your spirit”. She lived her life with that kind of courage and battled through many illnesses to a passing with grace to be with her beloved husband Rich and God.
Madeline will be lovingly honored at a funeral mass on May 1, 2018, 10:30 am at St. John Vianney Church, St. Pete Beach, FL with a Celebration of Life luncheon to follow. Memorial donations may be made to Florida Cancer Specialists, Pasadena FL Office.