Irma Louise Silvi was born October 21, 1931 in Walpole, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Peter and Rose (Di Santis) Silvi originally from Ascoli Piceno, Italy. She was the youngest of five brothers and sisters: John, Mary, James, and Eva.
She attended Castleton University, formerly known as Castleton Teacher’s College, in Castleton, Vermont, graduating with a BA in Education. Irma taught elementary school in Vermont before embarking on just the first of her travel adventures.
In 1956 she and three friends picked up stakes and road tripped to Denver, Colorado. While living in Denver, Tom and Anne Pearsall set her up on a blind date with their good friend Capt. Robert B. Weaver, USAF. Irma and Bob were married in Walpole, MA in 1958 and Bob was the love of her life. The Pearsalls and the Weavers remained lifelong friends adding many USAF families, like Paul and Marge Briand and family, along the way.
Irma and Bob, and over time their 3 children, were stationed in upstate New York, California, Colorado and the Philippines. While stationed in the Philippines they travelled extensively in Asia. And played a lot of golf!
They retired, for the first time, in Ballston Spa, New York while Bob got his Ph.D. at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Upon completion of his degree, the family moved to Dayton, Ohio where Bob had accepted a position as a professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology. During the twenty years spent in Dayton they made many lifelong friends. In the early ‘80s Irma and two friends started a gift and furniture boutique, The Designerie. After closing The Designerie, Irma continued her passion for apparel retail as a buyer and stylist for an exclusive Dayton boutique.
Irma and Bob retired for the second time in the late 1990’s and moved to Savannah, GA where they reunited at The Landings with the Pearsalls. These were busy years spent golfing, playing tennis, hosting dinner parties, attending book clubs, travelling all over Europe with friends, driving around the United States with their Mercedes car club and welcoming 5 grandchildren.
In 2013, after Bob passed away, Irma split her time between her children’s homes in Chicago and Marin County, CA. In 2018, Irma permanently moved to California settling in Sonoma, CA.
Irma’s family was the most important thing in her life. She was dearly loved and will be missed by her children Judith and her husband Steve of Mill Valley, CA, Robert and his wife Jördis of San Rafael, CA, Charles and his wife Suzanne of Chicago, IL. and her grandchildren Jordan, Emma, Lucy, Pepper, and Luka. Her ashes have been placed with Bob’s at the United States Naval Academy Columbarium in Annapolis, Maryland.
Contributions in Irma’s name can be made to Hospice by the Bay, 17 E. Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Larkspur, CA 94939 or online at hospicebythebay.org.
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