Armando "Chino" Morales Silvas passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2006. Born in Douglas, Arizona, on February 3, 1930, he was the son of Manuela and Prospero Silvas. Chino grew up in San Pedro, CA where he attended Barton Hill Elementary, Dana Junior High and San Pedro High School. He served in the Army in the late forties and on November 3, 1951, he married Antonia (Toni) Padilla and raised four children in Carson, CA. His greatest passions in life were his wife of 54 years, family and ten grandchildren. In his 43 years as a longshoreman and marine clerk, Chino touched many lives with his humor and generous heart. In 1993, Chino retired and stayed busy playing cards with his buddies, going to the racetrack, and watching football with his family. Chino attended St. Lawrence Martyrs Church in Redondo Beach and is survived by his wife, Toni Silvas, sons Ernie (Becky) Silvas, Andy (Laura) Silvas all from San Pedro, daughters Cathy (Bob) Sanchez of Fairfax, VA and Christina (Don) Johnson of Torrance. He also leaves behind two loving sisters, Dora (George) Hernandez, Carmen Silvas, sister-in-law Ofelia (Louis) Manzo and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Robert and Manuel and sister, Molly. A visitation will be held at McCormick Mortuary in Redondo Beach on Friday, January 13, 2006 from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. A funeral mass will be held at St. Lawrence Martyr Church in Redondo Beach on Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 12 Noon. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in his name to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX, 75231, or by calling 800-AHA-USA1.

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  1. Dear Toni – Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your wonderful family at this time. Chino will be missed by all of us who had the opportunity to meet him. God Bless! Sue and Dick

  2. We are all so very sorry to hear about Chino. I remember when I was a kid, being across the street at my grandparents house (Amado and Sophie), Chino always greeting us outside with his big smile and warm heart. He was truely a wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Gina and Family

  3. I miss you so much, Uncle Moe. You taught me so much…especially that fathers DO cherish their children. There won’t be a day that goes by that I won’t think about you. I’ll remember your lessons and pass them on. Love, Cecile

  4. Dearest Family – I knew your father while dancing with Cathy and Cristina with Adelante Mexican Dance Troupe. He was always a great supporter of Mexican dance and a great audience. My husband and I offer our deepest condolences and please let Cathy and Cristina that your father is forever with us in our dancing spirits. Gracias……..Norma & Andy Pedregon

  5. Dear Family – My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time. I know all to well how it is to lose a loved one as I am Rosario “Chayo” and Alice Morales’ grandaughter. Just cherish the memories as I do EVERYDAY that I had with my grandparents. With Love, Rosanne

  6. My sincere condolences. We can just remember all the good times we had with our parents and family. We will miss them all dearly My dad and mom loved Chino very much and I can remember all the Christmas and New Years we spent as kids. Sorry for your loss and I know there are no words at this time to help heal the sorry but just know our prayers are with you all.

  7. Dear Toni, We were so sorry to hear about Chino.You are very much in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss his gentle presence in our lives. Love, Rich & Pat

  8. Dear Toni Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest condolences. Margaret Trujillo and Family

  9. Dear Aunt Toni and family, I know it semms like forever ago when Evie and I were children, but I will never forget the great times I spent with your family. You made me feel I was a part of it.Uncle Chino and I share the same birthdate. He and your family will be in my family’s prayers. Debbie Gustason Russo

  10. Dear Toni & Family, What a lucky family we are to have God give us one of his special angels to teach us and show us how important it is to care for your family & friends and teach us the importance of Love. I think each and everyone of us will remember Uncle Chino calling us by either Mija or Mijo. Our family is so large it would be impossible to remember everyones names. Uncle Chino will be greatly missed especially by you that were close with him. Now is our time to teach our familys the importance of Love just like Uncle Chino taught us. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers! God Bless You! Bernie


  12. Dear Pop, you would have been so proud of us how our family came together and produced a wonderful funeral service in your honor. I miss you so much Pop. Love Chris.

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