I am sorry to share that Paul Silveira, MOSI’s long time friend and volunteer, passed away on Sunday, March 27th.
As many of you know, Paul had been a Thursday afternoon regular in the mailroom for many, many years. For nearly 30 years, Paul was a regular and enthusiastic part of MOSI. When he was assigned to MOSI as a Hillsborough County security officer, he quickly became a part of the MOSI team and we left each night knowing MOSI was in his good hands. Even after being moved to a downtown assignment in the late 80’s, he unfailingly volunteered at MOSI almost every Thursday afternoon.
Paul had recently retired from the County and was beginning to enjoy his retirement. I will miss his weekly visit to my office to borrow my keys to retrieve copy paper for the 4th floor. I will really miss his smile and our 30 years of conversation and dueling puns. Paul was never a MOSI employee but he was truly a member of our MOSI family.
His email address said it all- PAULMOSI@aol
Vice President of Facilities and Special Projects