Guest Book for Tonda Rae (Harbison) Silinsky

Provided by Heyl Funeral Home

Posted by: Jeannie Bierbower
Sat February 23, 2019
So very sorry for your loss, Tonda was a great friend and neighbor.  I will treasure all my memories of good times.  Sympathy and prayers to you all at this time, she will be greatly missed.  Jeannie & Garten Bierbower

Posted by: jean and tom whittemire
Mon February 25, 2019
Dear Shelley and family, please accept our feelings of love for you and your family at this time.  Jean was very close to Tonda by knowing and enjoying her time with her at the Samaritan gift shop.  Jean said she was always full of love and very caring to employees and those that visited with her in her beautiful shop.  I remember how lovely she always decorated and with her many ideas. she always found a way to make the most out of the space that she had to work with. Take care and know that we are thinking about you and yours.  tom and jean whittemire

Posted by: Jan Garlock
Tue February 26, 2019
Dear Karen & Family,

I'm so sorry to hear of your mother/grandmother's passing.  Hold on to your memories and praise the Lord that one day you'll meet again.

Posted by: Cheryl (Austen) Westfall
Thu February 28, 2019
I was fortunate to know Tonda for many years.  We met when we were both single women in the 90's and our daughters were going to AHS together.  

I have always been impressed by Tonda's amazing knowledge of a vast variety of subjects and her wonderful artistic talent that I envy.  A year ago I sat with her in a painting class and watched her masterfully complete her painting--mine is unfinished under my kitchen table--oh, well!  

I hope her family will be able to find peace with their loss of a marvelous person and know how much she was loved by so many.  My prayers are with you.
Cheryl (Austen) Westfall

Posted by: Mary Jane St John
Thu February 28, 2019
I met Tonda in Cincinnati a long time ago.  We were friends off and on for the last fifty plus years.  My heart is very sad.

Posted by: Tricia Applegate
Fri March 08, 2019
I'm very late to offer my condolences, but I just saw Tonda's obituary and am in shock. My basset, Elvis, and I would walk pass Tonda's home frequently and would stop for visits. Unfortunately, due this the winter's cold temperatures, we weren't out much. I know things were difficult for her since Paul's passing and she missed him dearly. It is nice to know that they are both free from pain and together again. I have a few pieces of Tonda's creations including a peacock wreath which is one of my favorite pieces. I will think of her every time I see it. Blessings to her family and friends.

Posted by: Kathryn Gaskill Mereness
Tue March 12, 2019
To Tonda Rea's family:  I am so sorry for you loss.  Tonda Rea was a wonderful friend all through high school and beyond.  She was always a very talented artist.  We spent happy hours together at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  I know she will be terribly missed.  I extend my sincerest condolences.