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Gomesindo V. Silva, Jr.


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Gomesindo V. Silva, Jr.

Man of Many Names

Gomesindo V. Silva, Jr., 78, of Roswell, fell asleep peacefully on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 5:22 PM, at ENMMC. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Gomesindo’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

There will be a viewing at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 7th from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Prayer Vigil and Rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM by Deacon Ernesto Martinez.

Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 AM, on July 8th, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. Very Rev. Fr. Charlie Martinez, will officiate. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Gomesindo’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

Gomesindo V. Silva, Jr., was born on April 26, 1942, in Tornillo, TX. He was the 3rd child of 13 born to Gomesindo Acosta Silva and Elizabeth Villanueva Silva. Both parents preceded him in death. He is also preceded in death by sister Nieves Ramey and brothers: Esteban “Steve” Silva, Marcello Silva, Albert Silva, and James Silva. Sisters-in-law: Nancy B. Silva, Debbie J. Silva, Flora Silva, Mary R. Silva,and Zondra Silva; uncles/tios: Faustino A. Silva, Pete Silva and Emilio Silva; aunt/tia Virginia “Virgie” Silva. Son-in-law Valentine “Tino” Cardona, Jr.

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He was united in marriage to Mary “Patsy” Silva, on June 20, 1959. Out of this marriage came their children Debbie S. Espinoza, husband Martin, Elsie Silva-Cardona, Loli Silva-Medina, husband Aaron, and Anthony Silva, companion Jennifer Moreno.

Those remaining to cherish his memory are grandchildren Martin Espinoza Jr., (Sonia), Marissa Espinoza, (Jeronimo), Lorenzo S.Cardona, Anthony Silva Jr. companion Ashley Santos, Cyanna Lynn Silva “his girlie”, Roderick Sedillo and Alliyah Sedillo. Great-grandchildren Seleste and Joseph. Great great-grandchildren: Essih. Jayla, Yanelly, Sophia, Leanna, and Xavier. Brothers: Epifano “Eppie” Silva of Roswell, Fernando Silva and wife Sheila of Abilene, TX, Jesse V. Silva and wife Paula of Roswell; Sisters Adella Griffith and husband Carl of Converse, TX, Faye Silva of Roswell, Maggie Garrison of Roswell, and Linda Aylwin of Mesquite TX.

He was known to many by different names: Gomesindo, Chindo, Tony, Junior,and the required legal name change of the NM DMV to Gomercindo.

He worked at the Walker AFB PX, NMMI as a cook, and cement concrete finisher for several local companies. In 1982, with his eldest daughter Debbie, they started Silva Construction Co. Inc. He worked concrete with his dad, who showed him the trade, son, grandson and son-in-law. When he went to his knees to work the concrete he would raise his hands to the heavens and say in Spanish “in the name of Jesus Christ”.

He semiretired to take care of his “ranchito”. His yard work and pecan trees kept him and his helper, Quate, busy.

He learned alongside his dad the art of preparing a pig for slaughter. He enjoyed cooking chicharrones and asado in one of his many causo’s (black kettles). He enjoyed boxing, western movies (but not with John Wayne in them). He enjoyed listening to Spanish music on the radio waking up the whole house. He enjoyed deer hunting with his dad, brothers, family and friends. He enjoyed his fresh tomatoes, watermelon, bbq ribs, bologna and menudo.

We remember his many saying’s: “Gracias a Dios, cada chango en su columpio, onde esta el salero, esta cabron, bueno pues and in a jiffy”.

Honorary mention of his friends Dorinda and Jose “Sangre” Anchondo, Henry “Squeaky” Miranda-El cacahuate and Jimmy “Quate” Anchondo. Godson Jerry Lopez, and he was Padrino of marriage to Jesse and Socorro Montez.

Chosen as pallbearers are son Anthony Silva, daughter Loli Silva-Medina, Son-in-law Aaron Medina, Grandsons: Martin Espinoza Jr., Lorenzo Silva Cardona, and Anthony Silva Jr.

Honorary pallbearers are his remaining grandchildren Marissa Espinoza, Cyanna Lynn Silva, Roderick and Alliyah Sedillo. His great-grandchildren Seleste and Joseph. Special family members: Jennifer Moreno and Ashley Santos and all of his nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life Reception will follow at 1PM at Beginnings, 3908 SE Main, Roswell, NM

The family would like to thank the doctors that cared for him, Dr. Gebremedihn, Dr. July and Dr. Kahn.

Thank you to the receptionists, lab and x-ray technicians, and nurses at Kymera. Thank you to the staff, nurses and doctors at ENMMC.

Special Thank you to Very Rev. Fr. Charlie Martinez.

Heartfelt Thank you to Jennifer Moreno and Ashley Santos.

Gomesindo’s tribute was written in his honor by his family.


In the rising of the sun and its going down,

we will remember you in the blowing of the wind

and in the chill of winter, we will remember you

In the opening of the buds and in the warmth

of the summer,

we will remember you

In the rustling of the leaves

and in the beauty of the autumn, we will

remember you

In the beginning of the year, and when

it ends again,

we will remember you when we are weary,

and in need of strength, we will call on you

When we are lost, and feel sick at heart, we will

call on you

when there are joy’s we yearn to share, we will remember you

So long as we live, he too will live, because we were a part of him,

he was a part of us and we will always

remember him.

Dear God, continue to hold his soul in your embrace

until you deem it right that we should join him

in your everlasting light



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