Silvio Pico, age 50, passed away in his sleep on Thursday March 30. Silvio is survived by his wife of 28 years, Linda, his two children: Christopher and Christina; his mother, Ofelia Pico; his brother, Juan Pico; and his nephew and niece, Justin and Giselle.
Silvio was born February 17th, 1967 in Miami, Florida. After high school, he joined the Army and would serve for 23 years rising to the rank of Sergeant First Class. Silvio was a combat veteran serving in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom. After retirement, he worked as a communications and signals expert for various companies in support of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Silvio was dedicated to protecting his family and country from harm. He was a proud father and husband, and was truly a family man. He always made sure everyone around him was taken care of. His integrity, compassion, and work ethic inspired many. He was a great example of what an outstanding husband and father should be.
As an avid bowler, Silvio cherished teaching his children how to bowl. He enthusiastically supported his children at every high school bowling game. He encouraged them to follow their dreams and passions, and provided endless support and unconditional love to his entire family. His empathy and generosity had a great impact on this Earth, and his words of wisdom and kindness will never be forgotten.
His memorial service and visitation will be held on Friday, April 7th at McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway in Wilmington, DE. Visitation and viewing will commence at 3:00 pm followed by a memorial service on site at 5:00 pm. His funeral will be held early next week in Miami, FL at Vista Funeral Home/Memorial Gardens.
Contributions in memory of Silvio may be made out to the Pico family, or made in lieu of flowers to be sent to Vista Funeral Home. A memorial/funeral fund page is currently underway.