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A Million Little Pieces Of My Mind

About My Family

By: Paul S. Cilwa Viewed: 8/14/2022
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Topics: #Family #Geneaology
Stories and photos of my family, the Cilwas, both ancestors and descendants.
The Cilwa-Manion Family, 2006

Family is the most important thing to me, and I have been blessed with a family that is, to put it simply, so amazing that your own life will become better just for knowing about them.

Family sticks by you and loves you unconditionally. At least, mine does and has and I have done my best to do the same. In any case, below you will see sections devoted to each of my beloved children and grandchildren, as well as my Mom and sisters.

All entries are listed in reverse order of birth of the listee, with general get-togethers at the top.

The Family Dogs

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Topics: #Dogs #FamilyDogs
How much are those doggies in the window?

I love all animals—yes, even spiders and jellyfish. (Although I admit to being less fond of flies and mosquitoes.) And of course, I love cats. But I am what you would call a dog person. I love all dogs and they all seem to love me. So, of course, I live with dogs when possible. Currently our dogs are Ella and Lilly (pictured). But this section of my site celebrates all the dogs I've loved.

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Get-Togethers

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All about the times my extended family has gotten together for some reason.

Family is largely about the wonderful times we've had in verious get-togethers throughout the years. Here are a number of such occasions (with photos, of course!).

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Dominic Rizzo

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 8/21/2016
Page Views: 3995
Topics: #Grandchildren #Dominic
All about my precious grandson, Dominic.

Name: Dominic Vincent Rizzo
Born: September 21, 2016 8:00 AM
Father James Vincent Rizzo
Mother Jennifer Ann Cilwa-Rizzo
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Gianna Rose Rizzo

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/9/2014
Page Views: 686
Topics: #Grandchildren #Gianna
All about my precious granddaugther, Gianna.

Name: Gianna Rose Rizzo
Born: September 9, 2014 08:00 AM
Father James Vincent Rizzo
Mother Jennifer Ann Cilwa-Rizzo
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Maximos Cilwa Johnsson

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Topics: #MaximosCilwaJohnsson
Photos of my grandson, Maximos Aiden Gisli Cilwa Johnsson.

Name: Maximos Aiden Gisli Cilwa Johnsson
Born: April 4, 2003
Father John David Cilwa
Mother Eva Gunnarsdottir
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Cailey Hope Kinder

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Topics: #Cailey
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Name: Cailey Hope Kinder
Born: January 8, 2001 12:00 AM
Father Frank Kinder
Mother Dorothy Elizabeth (Cilwa) Kinder
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Zachary Morgan Cilwa-Rizzo

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Photos of my amazing grandson, Zachary.

Name: Zachary Morgan Rizzo
Born: May 22, 1999 12:17 AM
Father James Vincent Rizzo
Mother Jennifer Ann Cilwa-Rizzo
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John David Cilwa

By: Paul S. Cilwa Posted: 11/12/2016
Page Views: 4228
Topics: #JohnDavidCilwa
A year-by-year look at the amazing young man who is my son.

Name: John David Cilwa
Born: November 12, 1976 3:00 PM
Father Paul Sigmund Cilwa
Mother Mary Ann (Steinberg) Cilwa
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Jennifer Ann Cilwa Rizzo

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Topics: #JenniferAnnCilwaRizzo
A year-by-year look at the lovely young lady who is my youngest daughter.

Name: Jennifer Ann (Cilwa) Rizzo
Born: September 3, 1975 7:05 AM
Father Paul Sigmund Cilwa
Mother Mary Ann (Steinberg) Cilwa
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Karen Hope Cilwa-Simpson

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All about my second-born daughter.

Name: Karen Hope (Cilwa) Simpson
Born: January 30, 1974 3:35 PM
Father Paul Sigmund Cilwa
Mother Mary Ann (Steinberg) Cilwa
Spouse Robert Simpson (January 26, 2017)
Age: <% =AgeInYears("January 30, 1974 3:35 PM", Null) %>years

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Dorothy Elizabeth Cilwa Kinder

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Topics: #DorothyElizabethCilwa
All about my first-born daughter.

Name: Dorothy Elizabeth (Cilwa) Kinder
Born: February 19, 1973 7:05 AM
Father Paul Sigmund Cilwa
Mother Mary Ann (Steinberg) Cilwa
Spouse Frank Kinder (May 10, 2008)
Age: <% =AgeInYears("February 19, 1973 7:05 AM", Null) %>years

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Michael Manion

By: Paul S. Cilwa Page Views: 4687
Topics: #MichaelManion
Photos and stories of my first husband.

One of the nicest things about being gay, is that most gay people, after having ended a relationship, remain friends, even close friends, after that end. Michael Manion was my second gay relationship, my first husband, and now, remains my dear friend and grandfather to our grandchildren.

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Mary A. Steinberg Cilwa (1948-2014)

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 9/27/1948
Page Views: 4466
Topics: #MaryAnnSteinberg #MaryAnnCilwa
All about my first spouse, Mary Ann Steinberg Cilwa.

My ex-wife and first spouse, Mary Ann Steinberg Cilwa, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 27, 1948, and died November 23, 2014.

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Edna Mae Brown Cilwa (1912-2005)

By: Paul S. Cilwa Occurred: 6/18/1912
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Topics: #EdnaMaeBrownCilwa
All about my Mom, Edna Mae Brown Cilwa, of Montclair and Bloomfield, New Jersey; Pawlett and Victory, Vermont; and St. Augustine, Florida.

My mother, Edna Mae Brown Cilwa, was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on June 18, 1912 and died March 11, 2006. In this section of my site you'll find her photographs, poems, and obituary.

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