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Silvestre Tanguma Jr.

07/05/1937 - 02/01/2020
Service Date: 02/06/2020
Service Time: 12:00 PM
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 02/05/2020
Visitation Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, Arizona

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.



  • James Sheppard jr

    He was a well loved man and treated me like a son. I will always remember all the good times I had with him and believe me there were alot. RIP dad! RIP 🙏

  • Jim & Judy Purgatorio

    Manela & Greg
    So sorry to you and your family for your great loss ❤️🙏

  • Ynette, Steve, and the kids. I am so sorry to hear about your Dad and Grandpa. My love and prayers are with you today and always, you were always there for me and so was your Dad.

  • You have our thoughts and prayers. He always seemed so energetic. I used to talk to him when he stopped by your Lazona house when I was outside talking to Steve. He will live on in everyone’s hearts and memories. God bless you kids.

  • Michael, Jason and gabi Tanguma, I am so sorry to hear about your loss of a awesome father and a awesome grandfather. He will be truly missed and loved.

  • Alice and John McArthur

    To my loving sister Phyllis and family, I pray God will comfort you and give yaul peace and strength in remembering the great times yaul had together and the time you shared with just you 2. Knowing God has him now and he is not suffering any more will help ease the pain and loss of such a good man and love of your lives.

  • Gino, Deborah Gauna and family

    We are sorry to hear of Padrino passing. We will keep all of you in our prayers. My the Lord keep you and bless you always. Will lots of love

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