Rodolfo "Rudy" Silva, age 82, passed away peacefully
surrounded by is wife and children on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
Born June 27, 1936 in La Blanca, Texas. He lived in Texas till he was 17 years of age following various
farming seasons in Hollister, CA. He worked as a laborer, foreman, and eventually ran his own farming operation in Hollister and Gilroy. He and his wife Julia moved their family to San Jose in 1983 where he continued his passion for agriculture opening Silva Produce where he sold produce at his fruit stand on Highway 237 and to local restaurants in the San Jose, Milpitas, Alviso and Sunnyvale areas til his passing.
He was preceded in death by his son Robert (2008) and survived by his wife of 49 years, Julia Silva. He leaved behind many family members and friends who loved him for his simplicity and generous heart.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, at Darling Fischer Garden Chapel at 471
E. Santa Clara ST, San Jose, CA 95112. Burial will be held in private in Edinburg , Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to California Future Farmers of America Foundation and American Diabetes Association.