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ElmerSilva.eps 20111020Elmer Joseph Silva Resident of Richmond Elmer Joseph Silva was born on March 30, 1920 in Sausalito CA, and passed away on October 15, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Erma Silva, 2 children, Erma Jean Silva Marr and Ronald Joseph Silva (Sandra), and 3 grandchildren, Laura, Rebecca, and Robert Silva. He is also survived by his older brother, Rudy Silva (Emma). Two younger brothers, Richard Silva (Myrtle) and Bob Silva (Mary Ann) preceded him in death. He was a veteran of WW2 serving in the Pacific Theater in the 33rd Infantry Division. He also served in the occupation of Japan. He spent 39 years of dedicated service at the Berkeley Lawrence Laboratory, 24 of them spent helping to build their fire department. He taught Junior College Fire Science night classes for 15 years. He was a very active member of St. Cornelius Church from its inception. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Thurs, Oct. 20, 4-8 p.m; rosary at 7 p.m, Holy Angels/St. Joseph Cemetery, 2540 Church Ln., San Pablo.. A Mass will be celebrated on Fri, Oct. 21, 11am, at St. Cornelius Church, 27th and Macdonald in Richmond. Interment and a reception will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Holy Angels Funeral & Cremation Center FD1960 (510) 234-2012
October 31, 2011
You were a good friend and always made me feel welcome at the Richmond Rod & Gun Club. I valued your friendship and looked forward to seeing you every time I went from Sacramento to the RR&GC, which was pretty often. Rest in peace my friend.
October 30, 2011
I was blessed to know Elmer Siiva at the Richmond Rod & Gun Club over the past 16 years. He was very well known and made a lasting impression on all who met him. The first time I went to the RR&GC Elmer welcomed me and treated me as if I had always been been coming there for various club activities. Elmer - you were a good friend and I will miss you - a lot.
October 30, 2011
My mentor and Hero God be with you.
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October 22, 2011
Simply one of the Finest men I ever met, I had the privilege to serve as a fire inspector with him at Lawrence Berkeley Lab NO BS
"Vinegar and Honey" his prescription for a long life, Truly an honorable man in all respects. He will be in good company going home to the lord.
Enrique LaRoche LBL 1978 - 1992
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October 20, 2011 Elmer! May you rest in peace. Thanks for the the fire science classes and the personal guidance. You have served our Country, your community and family well. Keep a seat open for me so that I can learn Heaven 101. See you when I get there . Gary Purnell Alameda Fire. 1971-1998
October 20, 2011
You were such an inspiration and true friend to all you met. You worked hard for the Lord, rest in peace with him now.
To the Family, Please be at peace knowing that Elmer is at home with the Lord. All prayers and thoughts are with you to ease your sorrow.


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