James Silhavy

James Dale Silhavy, age 56, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2020. He was born on August 24, 1963 to Emil Frank Silhavy and Grave Florine Schuelke in Richmond, Tx. He was raised in Needville, Tx where he graduated from Needville High School in 1982.

He served in the United States Navy from 1982-2001. He served as a Petty Officer First Class as an Emergency Vehicle Operator, within his time he had many accomplishments: The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Meritorious Commendation Unit Medal, three Battle Efficiency Ribbons (Navy ā€œEā€), five Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service medals, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.

He married his wife, Elisa Silhavy, of 31 years on August 25, 1988.

James was employed by Steam Flo. James was a loving father and son. He will always be remembered for his outgoing personality, as well as his devotion to family, his job and his country.

James is preceded in death by his father, Emil Silhavy; his step-father, Harry Loesch; his mother, Grace Loesch; his brothers, Wayne Earl Silhavy, and Robert Silhavy, brother-in-law, Larry Kramer, and sister-in-law, Doris Silhavy.

James Dale Silhavy is survived by his wife, Elisa Silhavy; his son, Wayne Silhavy; his daughters, Jennifer Silhavy and Jessica Silhavy; his sisters, Mary Kramer, Margaret Rose and husband Barney Rose, Glenda Loesch and husband Marvin Loesch, Terry Silhavy; his brother, Emil Silhavy Jr.; his step-brother, Erwin Loesch; his step-sister, Janice Marts and his sister-in-law, Vernice Silhavy.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel, 4357 Ocean Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas, 78412. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. that same morning. Interment to follow at Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery, 9974 IH 37 Access Road, Corpus Christi, Tx, 78409.

Having the distinguished honors of serving as Pallbearers are: Wayne Silhavy, Jessica Silhavy, Arron Adamek, Anthony Mendoza, Joey Cardena and Thomas Hoelewyn.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to https://gf.me/u/xixg73.

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