Vince Silvestri
1927 - 2019
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Vince Silvestri, long-time resident of Las Vegas and pioneer member of this city's casino operations, passed away peacefully, June 11, 2019. Born in Vandegrift, PA, May 19, 1927, one of ten children of Angeline and Vincent Silvestri, Sr., he moved to Las Vegas in 1951. He obtained employment at the Club Bingo, which later became the Hotel Sahara, followed by management positions at the Flamingo, International, and Stardust Hotels. He subsequently engaged in casino development efforts in Mesquite, NV.

Among the many neighbors, business associates, and classmates he befriended over the years, special mention is extended to Anthony Marchiana ("Marsh"), Jimmy Granata, and Jack Froncek. Many others, too numerous to mention, attest to Vince's constant generosity and fatherly assistance.

He is survived by former wife, Phyllis, four children, Guy, Sharon, Vinnie, and Jimmy, five still-living siblings, John, Charlie, Louie, Patti, and Henry, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Preceding him death are siblings, Ray, Ceci, Selena (Fitzgerald), and Armand.

His greatest legacy was keeping together the large family that was his.


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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on Jun. 14, 2019.
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June 17, 2019
My Heart is deeply saddened . Vince was Very Special and Loved . My prayers are with the Silvestri Family .
Wanda Uhercik
June 16, 2019
Vince will always be within our heart and the many others that loved him. His memory will always be with me. My deepest condolences for his children and family. My prayers for him and his family. Geno Munari
Geno
June 15, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Silvestri Family in this hard time. I only met him twice but heard a great deal about this man from his grandson, my best friend. May his memory be eternal and may he rest peacefully among the angels
Matteo D'Orio
June 15, 2019
I havent seen Uncle Vince in a very long time, but what I do remember from 20+ years ago is that he would walk into the family parties with that deep suntan and a mischievous expression. And if he sported his blue suit, it was a special treat! As all the Silvestri men, he was easy and fun to be around. And for some reason, I remember his apple trees up in Parowan. Maybe all that outdoor living kept him young!!

A nice, long life.... it is everyones hope!! Rest In Peace sending my condolences and comfort to the entire Silvestri family.
Michelle Pali
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June 14, 2019
Praying for the entire Silvestri family.

Ben & Cheryl
Ben Maze
June 14, 2019
What a beautiful life of 92 years! Hold dear in your heart all the love and memories of your wonderful father and grandfather. Mr. Silvestri’s legacy of hard work and kindness is evident in his amazing children and grandchildren. Our love to the Silvestri family now and always.
Anne (Squire) & Chris Dalton
June 14, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with The Silvestri Family. Childhood memories with your dad and growing up with Jimmy, Vinny, Sharon and Guy will be forever with me.
Jeff Squire
June 14, 2019
My heart goes out to the entire Silvestri family. I am very sorry for your loss.


Bob Thalgott
June 13, 2019
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Susan Galosi
June 13, 2019
Your Dad,and the entire Silvestri family welcomed my family into yours so many years ago. It's been a true pleasure to be included in all the wonderful events we shared over the years. Vince played a vital roll in creating so many early memories for me. With love, Uncle Danny and the Roman clan
Dan Roman
June 13, 2019
I'm so sorry for loss of dear Vince. May God give you everlasting comfort and make your hearts firm during this terribly difficult time. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17)
Michele
June 12, 2019
Silvestri family, we am deeply sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace. With loving thoughts and prayers, Tamara, Cullen and Courtney McGowan
Tamara McGowan
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