John M Silvia
Jan. 11, 1934-Aug. 24, 2019
John M. Silvia (85), AKA “Sonny”, 1/11/34 to 8/24/19, passed away in Gilroy, surrounded by his family. Sonny was born in King City, CA. Lived in San Jose, Roseville, Gilroy and spent time in Pleasanton. As a young man, Sonny enjoyed working on cars and playing sports. Sonny is survived by his Aunt Rose, Sister Susan, three sons Mitch (Miguel), Perry (Pear), Todd (T) and one daughter Nicole (Tooters) and many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended family. Preceded by his wife, Mary Ellen Silvia Sonny was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend to everyone. All who knew him, would say he was a kind and gentle man. Sonny enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. He retired from the U.S. Post Office. Sonny loved sports, especially the S.F. Giants and was thrilled when Giants finally won a World Series. Sonny will be greatly missed by all who knew him.