Silvia Zaldivar y Guardiola, age 90, of Chicago, born Jan. 29, 1928 in Caibarién, Cuba, passed away April 5, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Beloved wife of the late Raul; loving mother of Raul (Barbara) Zaldivar of Palatine, Carlos (Tracy) Zaldivar of Inverness, Eduardo (Jean) Zaldivar of Miami, FL, and Sylvia Maria Zaldivar of Evanston; cherished grandmother of Tony (Lindsey), Robert (Hailey), Lucas (Jill), Julia, Jesse, Olivia, Zoi, Zac, Evan and Ian; adored great grandmother of Harry, Ivy, Ledger and Beckett; dearest sister of the late Felix (Elena) Guardiola; dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Zaldivar was active in the Cuban Catholic Action Youth Ministry and retired from Catholic Charities after 30 years of service. She served on many nonprofit boards throughout her life and devoted her life to the service of those less fortunate. She will be missed by the countless people whom she touched with her warmth and her dedication. Visitation Sunday, April 8th, 3:00 – 8:00 PM at Nelson Funeral Home, 820 Talcott Rd., Park Ridge. Friends and family will meet at St. Ita Church, 1220 W. Catalpa, Chicago on Monday, April 9th for visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago 60610 or Catholic Extension Cuba Initiative, 150 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2000, Chicago 60606. Info., 847-823-5122 or 847-951-9953.
Donations may be made to:
721 N. LaSalle, Chicago IL 60654
Catholic Extension Cuban Initiative
150 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2000, Chicago IL 60606