Thomas Silvia

Obituary of Thomas Silvia

Thomas (Tom) Dale Silvia, of Austin, TX died after an extended illness on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Tom was born in Newport, RI on August 17, 1963; he was the son of the late Captain Charles Paul and Alice Dale Callahan Silvia.

As a Navy Junior, Tom had the opportunity to grow up in many stateside and overseas locations.  He graduated from Oakton High School in Oakton, VA in 1982.  In 1987 he graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Marketing Management. 

Following college, Tom worked in the hotel industry where he spent his 25-year career in positions progressing from front desk clerk to hotel manager.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Hotel Management from Johnson and Wales University in 1995. 

Tom was a kind-hearted and generous man who will be missed by his stepmother, Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Silvia of Middletown, RI, and Virginia Beach, VA, sister - Ruth Silvia Lescher and her husband William of Alexandria, VA, brothers:  Dr. Charles P. Silvia, Jr. and wife Molly of New Orleans, LA, James C. Silvia and wife Christine of Los Angeles, CA, Daniel C. Silvia and wife Elizabeth of Purcellville, VA, David B. Silvia and wife Kimberly of Portsmouth, RI and step-sister and brothers: Mary Butt Hood and husband Shelby, James F. Butt and wife Samira, Ryan M. Butt, and David A. Butt and wife Katherine of Virginia Beach, VA.

He will also be missed by nieces and nephews: Dale C. Lescher, William K. Lescher, Jr., Charles P. Silvia III, Ellen H. Silvia, Patrick H. Silvia, Alison S. Chang and husband Garrett, Joseph H. Silvia, Samuel P. Silvia, Daniel C. Silvia, Jr., Callahan D. Silvia, Sophia A. Silvia, David B. Silvia, Jr. and step-nephews James P. Butt and Daniel P. Butt.

Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown at a later date.