Melissa Silvoy Harshman August 13, 1968 - January 2, 2021
Melissa Silvoy Harshman, 52, of Allentown, passed away on January 2, 2021, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. Melissa was the devoted and loving wife of Glenn Harshman. She was the daughter of Andrew and Sandra (Majczan) Silvoy and the sister of Dr. Jennifer Capezzuti of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
For the past 5 years, she worked as a Quality Engineer for Infinera Corporation. Prior to that, she was employed as a Technical Editor and Writer for LSI/Agere/Lucent for 17 years. She also taught middle school for several years right after graduating from Millersville University.
Melissa loved spending time with her family, going to the theater, dining out, and traveling. She and Glenn visited over 60 countries on 6 continents during the 30 years that they spent together. Some of her favorite trips led her to Tanzania, Egypt, Chile, Peru, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam, Whistler BC, Croatia, Spain, Alaska, New York City, and Walt Disney World. Melissa had some amazing experiences such as parahawking (paragliding while feeding birds of prey), riding elephants through the jungle, meeting wildlife up close (giant pandas, koala bears, cheetahs, tigers, Galapagos tortoises), canyoneering, snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, ice trekking, and dogsledding on a glacier with an Iditarod team. She documented her adventures on a website that she created at www.fluff-n-fold.blogspot.com.
In lieu of flowers, to commemorate her love for animals, please make a donation to your favorite animal rescue charity or to www.standuptocancer.org.
Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc. www.stephensfuneral.com
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