Louis ‘Mike’ Michael Silvestri
Louis ‘Mike’ Michael Silvestri, age 80, of Jackson, CA, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 in Jackson. Mike was born in Vallejo, CA on August 20, 1937, a son of the late Eleanor Florence (Dorris) and Louis William Silvestri.
Mike was raised in Napa, California a graduate of Napa High School in 1955. Mike continued his education at Sacramento State University then on to Golden Gate University where he received his Master’s Degree. It was during this time that he also served as an sp-4 in the US Army and continued as a reserve in the US Air Force. It was no surprise to the family when Mike joined the Napa Police Department in 1961 retiring in 1982 as a Lieutenant after 21 years of service. Mike enjoyed working and once retired became a regional security investigator for the Safeway Corporation.
In 1998 Mike and Patricia moved to Jackson where he would spend the rest of his retirement years. Mike was an avid military historian, respected police officer, loving husband, father, grandfather and had a colorful sense of humor, which everyone enjoyed.
Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Patricia; sons Paul Silvestri (Kelli), of Chico, Ca; Mark Silvestri (Veronica), of Chico, Ca; John Silvestri (Kim), of Evergreen, CO; David Loftus (LeAnn), of Brackettville, Tx; John Loftus, of Napa, Ca; Paul Loftus, of Honolulu, HI; sixteen grandchildren and his sister, Patricia Crutcher, of Seattle, WA.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial mass on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 11:00 AM at St Patrick Catholic Church in Jackson, CA. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Counties, PO Box 595, Jackson, CA 95642. . Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.