Silvestre Tanguma Jr., 82 passed away peacefully with family by his side on February 1, 2020 in Apache Junction, Arizona. He was born to Silvestre Tanguma Sr. and Hermina Benevides in Mercedes, Texas on July 5, 1937. Silvestre Jr. led a fulfilling, active life filled with family and friends. He enjoyed many activities such as golfing, hunting, and cheering for his favorite sports teams. He was also proud to be a Marine Corps Veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, his infant son, Stacey Kyle Tanguma, and his daughter, Yvette Marie Rogers. Silvestre Jr. is survived by his wife, Phyllis Swan Tanguma; as well as the mother of his children, Mary Rangel Sheets (Ron); daughters, Ynette Holton (Steve) and Manela Peterson (Greg); son, Michael Tanguma (Christy); stepchildren, Danny Swan, Jodie Madrid (David), Lori Germano, and Joey Germano. Silvestre loved his 19 grandchildren; Amanda, Jennifer, Stephanie, David, Shannon, Paula, Will, Ashley, Jarod, Jason, Gabrielle, Cianna, Heather, Scott, Lindsay, Nicholas, Jacob, Katie, and Nathan and his 28 great-grandchildren plus 7 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many of his Tanguma family from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. A visitation and Rosary will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s University Chapel. A Prayer service will be held on Thursday February 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM with a visitation one hour prior to services at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213.