Obituary: John Silva |

Obituary: John Silva

A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 15 at Portland, Ore., for John Eloy Silva, who died of cancer on Feb. 11, 2000. He was 53.

Mr. Silva was born Feb. 24, 1946, at Tijuana, Mexico, and immigrated to San Diego, Calif., as a young child. He was a casino worker in Las Vegas, Nev., and then at Lake Tahoe until retiring in 1996. He married Patricia Monfils Heath in 1994 and moved to Portland in October 1999.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Silva; daughters, Guadalupe Acosta and Yvette Silva; sons, Manuel and Erick Silva; mother, Martina Silva; brother, Humberto Silva; and five grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Feb. 15 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Portland, followed by inurnment. Arrangements were by Portland Funeral Alternatives.

The family suggests remembrances in Mr. Silva’s memory be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences may be sent to the Silva family at P.O. Box 7054, South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 96158.

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