Gilbert Silvia Jr.
June 8, 1931 – September 7, 2020
Gilbert Silvia, Jr, born June 8, 1931 passed away on September 7, 2020 with his loving wife of 68 years by his side.
He served in the United States Air Force for 24 years, retiring with the rank of Master Sargent. His assignments included bases in Idaho, California, Maine, Tennessee, Virginia, Germany, France, England, as well as, tours in Vietnam and Saudi Arabia.
Upon retirement for the USAF, he worked for the Newport News Sheriff’s Department for 18 years retiring with the rank of Captain. He then served with the United States Marshall Service for a short time before officially hanging up his work uniform.
He was an active member in the Knights of Columbus Councils, John F. Kennedy Assembly 1164 and Mary Star of the Sea 511 in Hampton. He was an active parishioner at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hampton and was a regular for the Saturday evening mass.
He enjoyed fire arms, both collecting and the history behind each piece. He loved any and all types of western history and movies. He and wife, Margaret, loved to take their RV to music festivals, where they made many friends shared wonderful memories.
He is survived by his wife; sons, Steve (wife, Michella) of Washington DC, Gary (wife, Jackie) of Williamsburg, VA; and daughter, Susan, of Gloucester. He was blessed with five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, Va 23666. A Christian Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:00 am. on Monday, September 14, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 512 Buckroe Ave, Hampton, VA 23664.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Monday, September 14, 2020