Scott SilveusApril 9, 1941 ~ February 19, 2017 (age 75)
Scott Silveus, passed away on February 19, 2017 in Naples, FL. Scott was a 1959 graduate of Edwardsburg High School. He started his career with Miles Laboratories in Elkhart, IN. In 1972, Scott joined Signet Laboratories, a division of Marion Laboratories, in Burbank, CA as Director of Manufacturing and Materials Management. In 1975, he was transferred to its corporate headquarters in Kansas City as Corporate Manager of Materials Management where he was responsible for materials management for seven subsidiaries. In 1977, Scott was offered a job with Faberge in Ridgefield, NJ. The manufacturing operations were transferred to Raeford, NC in 1979. He then joined KV Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer of generic pharmaceuticals, in St. Louis as Vice President of Materials Management. In 1981, Scott had his first triple bypass surgery and was told he would only live another 10 years. While recovering from surgery, he was offered a job with Max Factor in Hollywood, CA as Director of Corporate Materials Management and played a key role in transferring its manufacturing to its new plant in Oxford, NC. In 1986, he joined Guest Supply, a manufacturer of amenities for hotels worldwide, in Brunswick, NJ. In 1987, Scott had his second triple bypass surgery and was told he should consider retiring. In 1988, he retired and moved to Naples, FL. He was an avid golfer and was a member at Countryside and The Strand. One of his most memorable time was working with Gordon Lewis as a member of the committee for renovating the golf course at Countryside. In 1996, Scott had his third triple bypass surgery. He never gave up his will to live and was always thankful every day until the end.
Scott is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Christine; his children, Tony (Alyssa) Silveus of Carmel, IN, Lori (Larry) Best of Elkhart, IN; stepson, Rusty Moore, of Naples, FL, who spent countless hours with Scott during his final days; his mother-in-law, Audrey Heidenreich; his grandchildren, Emilie Wheeler, Tyler Paston, Jack and Owen Silveus and Rowan Moore; his brothers, Gerl Silveus and Thomas Silveus and sisters, Rita Strand and Lydia Rienks. His brother William Silveus predeceased Scott.
In keeping with Scott's wishes, there will be no funeral service but there will be a celebration of his life later in the year to be held in Indiana.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Scott's memory to the American Heart Association.
American Heart Association