Former College Station Mayor Ron Silvia passed away this morning after a lengthy illness. He was 80.
Silvia served as mayor from 2002-07. No funeral services are planned. After cremation, his ashes will be taken to New England.
"We were saddened today to learn of former mayor Ron Silvia’s passing,” Mayor Karl Mooney said. “A true selfless servant of our city, he gave all he could by serving in roles of city government and through participation in the College Station Noon Lions Club. In honor and recognition of his dedication, I have directed that the City of College Station flag be flown at half-mast through Sunday."