Sylvia Oliva

November 11, 1943June 15, 2014
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OLIVA, Sylvia, 70, A life long resident of Tampa passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard “Honey” Gonzalez and Zoraida “Memo” Gonzalez. Sylvia is survived by her daughter, Dena Laurain (Andy Wardrop); son, Frank Oliva (Jac Thompson); grandchildren, Danille Oliva, Amber Oliva, Jenny Oliva, Soleil Oliva, Drew Wardrop; brothers, Leonard “Cookie” Gonzalez , Richard “Dickie” Gonzalez; sister-in-laws, Linda Gonzalez, Sandy Gonzalez; along with many nieces and nephews. She was a loving mother, adoring grandmother and devoted friend. She loved spending time with her family, especially spoiling her grandchildren whom she dearly cherished. She was a very dedicated employee of Southern Wine and Spirits for the past 38 years. She would always take the time to point people in the right direction and did so with a smile. Sylvia had a heart of gold and will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. A gathering will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 10-11am, with a memorial service immediately following at the Blount & Curry Funeral Home-Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 W. Bearss Avenue, Tampa, FL. Arrangements under the direction of Blount & Curry FH-Carrollwood, TAMPA, FL.


  • Visitation Saturday, June 28, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Nancy Stowers

August 13, 2014

Sylvia You were such a good caring friend .I have so many fond memories of you that will never be forgotten. Dena Frank and grandchildren you have so many memories of your wonderful Mother, Grandmother

Laura Briscoe

June 29, 2014

Sylvia, you lest us way too soon. You made such an impact on my life, we went through marriage, divorce, loss of a child, and we laughed and loved like true family. You raised 2 beautiful children and gave the grand kids a good start in life showing them how to enjoy life ( and love to dance of course). My heart is heavy but my memories I will cherish forever. To Frank and Dena, love to both of you, your mother was always so proud of both of you.

Treneé Zipperer

June 27, 2014

I remember when I first started at the SWS Call Center. I sat right behind Ms. Sylvia. I admired her quick wit and no-nonsense attitude. I am forever grateful for all her help. We loved her and had a deep respect for her at the Call Center. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and may you find confront in loving memories of Sylvia.

AnnMarie Quinones

June 27, 2014

My heart is saddened by your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

AnnMarie Quinones

June 27, 2014

We were coworkers and friends. Words cannot express my sorrow. The days at the office will not be the same without you. I will miss your stories and silly blunders. I still laugh at the "oops" you had! I will continue to laugh at that daily.

Nicole Smith

June 26, 2014

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May we take comfort in knowing that we have an angel to watch over us now.I was deeply saddened by the loss of Ms.Sylvia she was an amazing woman and I truly miss seeing her beautiful smile everyday here at SWS. RIP Ms.Sylvia you are loved by so many.

Clif Balletta

June 26, 2014

Sincere sympathy to Sylvia's family. I have many fond memories of Sylvia and all the help she gave as I started and throughout my career at SWS. It was a privledge to have known her.

Doug Crocker

June 23, 2014

It has been years since I have talked with you.There were days when I was at SWS I would go see Sylvia for a good laugh to make it through the day.Sorry to see you leave us.Rest In Peace .
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Diane Lazo

June 21, 2014

Sylvia it is so hard to say goodby to you. I will always cherish the wonderful memories you brought into my life. The years we were called the crazy duo was some of the greatest times I had. A day will not go by without thinking about the funny things we use to do. Another sister of mine has gotten her wings and I will miss you until I am blessed to see you again. With much sadness I am glad you are at peace.

Jenn Allen

June 21, 2014

Another special angel has gotten her wings. You were an amazing women who brightened everyones day. You will never be forgotten. May your family have peace and comfort during this time...