Posted: Aug 09, 2019
Silvano "Sam" Mendez Garcia, 94, of Bryan passed away August 7, 2019 at Lampstane Health & Rehab of Bryan. The family will receive friends from 5 - 8 PM, Sunday, August 11th at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM, Monday, August 12th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, with Monsignor John McCaffrey and Deacon Jeffrey Garcia as Celebrants. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery.
Silvano was born January 23, 1925 in Rosebud, Texas the son of Ricardo and Herlinda (Mendez) Garcia. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus, and El Santo Nombre de Jesús. Silvano retired from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of the grounds maintenance crew.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Delia in 1998; sisters, Concha Marquez and Angelita Garcia; brothers, Luis Garcia and Pete Garcia.
Survivors include his four daughters, Vera Rodriguez, Janie Guzman, Rosie Regman, and Sylvia Laurion; nine grandchildren, Eric Rodriguez, Jason Rodriguez, Leslie Winters, John Torres, Vincent Bosquez, Patrick Bosquez, Jennifer Bosquez, Michael Laurion, and Miranda Laution.