Miguel Aceves Silva, 79, entered peacefully into rest on the morning of October 8, 2019 while working in the field of Lagorio Farms on his tractor. He was born September 18, 1940 in Acatic Jalisco, Mexico. He leaves behind his loving wife of 49 years Elvira Silva of Manteca, his children, Jose Silva of Manteca, Alicia DeAnda (Francisco) of Keyes, Maria Silva Victoria (Rafaelito) of Cerritos, Elvira Cortes (Hector) of Riverbank and Miguel Silva Jr. of Manteca. Miguel was blessed with 20 grandchildren, Amanda, Jose, Alex, Tony, Jazmin, Mike, Adrian, Samantha, Sarah, Nathaniel, Bridgett, Gabby, Juliana, Samuel, Daniel, Tony, Sergio, Jesus, Miguel and Julio. In addition Miguel has 3 great grandchildren, Jovanni, Ari'onna and Briella. He is also survived by one sister Maria Trinidad Silva Estrada of Stockton. Miguel was a Manteca resident. He emigrated from Mexico with his young family to do as most do, and that’s to give his family a better future. Before bringing his family to the U.S. Miguel briefly worked at a Sugar Company in Tracy, CA. and would leave his family in Mexico while he came to work. He later brought them to the U.S. and along with his wife would work from sunrise to sundown in the San Joaquin Valley fields. He worked briefly for Miller Ranch in Escalon, CA. Before starting what would be his lifelong passion, working for Lagorio Farms. Working and providing for his family was his priority. Miguel learned how to operate all of the heavy machinery and would become an essential part of Lagorio Farms where he worked up to his last day. He was a very committed and loyal employee to Lagorio Farms for nearly 40 years. Everyone at Lagorio Farms whom he worked with became a second family to Miguel. He truly loved and respected everyone he worked with. Everything that Miguel did and all his hard work were for his family. He would instill the same work ethics and family values in his Children and his grandchildren. He loved his family and was proud of his roots and proud of the country that gave his family so much opportunity. Over the years Miguel didn’t slow down much, he always had a fascination for learning. He loved tehnology, and learned quickly how to navigate through his smart phone, tablet, and his computer. He kept up on his politics, Mexican and American. He would also love to watch his favorite soccer team Chivas of Guadalajara on his day off. Miguel knew that hard work, respect and dedication cannot be bought, but rather must be earned and passed on to future gerations. He truly lived the American dream. Miguel will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and Uncle, he will be truly missed. P.L. Fry is honored to serve the Silva family. Viewing will be Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm with a Rosary at 7:00pm all at P.L. Fry and Son Funeral Home, 290 North Union Road, Manteca. Mass will be on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11:00am at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 505 East North Street, Manteca. He will be laid to rest at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, 17871 South Carrolton Road, Escalon, CA. Reception afterwards will be at American Legion 220 E. Yosemite Ave Manteca 95336
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