Jess Thomas Silva
Jess Thomas Silva died Dec. 14. He was 79.
Silva was born Oct. 6, 1943, to Jess and Pauline Silva in Alameda, California. He attended two years of city college. In 1965, he went to work for Addressograph-Multigraph. He started in the mail and distribution center and worked his way up to lead service manager. In 1974, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory hired him into the mechanical engineering print room to work on research and development equipment maintenance, then moved him to the engineering measurements calibration laboratory. In 1993, he medically retired from the laboratory.
In addition to his wife, Kathy, he is survived by three daughters from a previous marriage, Lisa (Curt), Michelle, and Kimberly; two grandchildren, Cierra and Connor; and sister, Tami (Paul). He is proceeded in death by his father and mother.
Private services will be held at Memory Gardens Cemetery at a later date. A celebration of life will be held at the family home on Jan. 28, at 1 p.m. Please offer any donations in Silva’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research hospital at stjude.org. An online guestbook is available for condolences at callaghanmortuary.com.