Silla G. Tomasi

  • Born: October 14, 1930
  • Died: September 2, 2019
  • Location: Shelby Twp,, Michigan

Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons

54880 Vandyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Tel. (586) 677-4000

Tribute & Message From The Family

TOMASI, Silla G. age 88, Sept. 2, 2019. Beloved husband of Carol (nee Jewell) for 58 years. Dearest father of Dale (Stephanie). Proud grandfather of Garnett, Sophie and Lillian. Silla served in the Air Force during the Korean War and after his service went on to get a Master's degree in Geography at Wayne State University in 1959. After his marriage to Carol Jewell and the birth of his son Dale, he was offered a position at the Unite States Census Bureau near Washington D.C. in the Geography Division. He worked there from 1966 until his retirement in 1990 achieving the rank of assistant Chief of the Geography Division. He won a silver and bronze medal for his involvement in the development of the tiger (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) system which became the base technology used by modern GPS systems used today. After retirement he moved to Michigan reuniting with his old friends "The Spartans" and family. Golf was a passion, as was cards, theater, or simply socializing with friends and family. He went out of his way to help his only son, daughter-in-law and three granddaughters who were the apple of his eye. In his last years, he continued his devotion to helping, by advising health Care beneficiaries through an organization called to the Michigan Medicaid Assistance Program. Visitation Sunday 3-9pm. Funeral Monday 11:00am at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Township) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Tributes to the Military Order of the Purple Heart (Michigan Chapter) or Macomb County Fraser VFW Post 6691. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at