Daniel A. “Silky” Blasi, 72, Scranton, died Wednesday afternoon at Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Scranton.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Vito A. and Macrina Conte Blasi, he was a graduate of Pittston Area High School, and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Millersville University, and later his master’s degree in psychiatric rehab from the University of Scranton. In addition to being the co-owner of the four-generation family business, West Side Painting, Silky also worked the former Detox in Scranton as head of the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center. He helped so many people, not only those that he met through work, but also to everyone with whom he crossed paths. He was a loving and adoring dad, grandfather, and best friend to his kids and grandkids who will dearly miss him and his contagious laugh.
Surviving is his daughter Danielle Spano and husband Joseph, and son Dan Blasi, all of Scranton; grandchildren, Mason and Milania Spano; sister Vita Blasi of Florida; brother Raymond Blasi and wife Eileen of Dunmore; his aunt Jean Blasi of Old Forge; nieces Dina Brazil and husband Jamie, and Renee Wolfgang and husband Chris; nephews Patrick and Vito Ginocchietti, and Michael Ginocchietti and wife Aubrey; the mother of his children, Marie Smith and husband, Bob. Dalton; as well as several cousins.
The funeral will be Monday with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Jackson St., West Scranton. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment, Cathedral Cemetery, West Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Silky’s name may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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