Orlando Antonio Silva

January 25, 1953May 8, 2018

Orlando Antonio Silva, age 65 of Arlington, passed away on May 8, 2018. He was born on January 25, 1953 in Stann Creek, Belize, the son of Rogelio Silva and Ernestina Maldonado. Orlando married Catherine Burn and they celebrated 41 years of marriage.

Orlando worked for many years as an automotive technician, and most recently for the City of Arlington’s fleet department. Orlando had a special passion for BMW’s, and considered himself a master technician who could fix any problem. Orlando and his wife are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Family and friends will remember Orlando’s many riddles and his love for grilling. His greatest pride and joy was his family, all of whom will miss him greatly.

Orlando is survived by his wife, Catherine; daughters Giselle Silva and Nicole Silva Cabello; grandchildren Jose Murillo, Catalina Murillo Trinidad Murillo, and Nathaniel Cabello; and great granddaughter Carmen Murillo.

The family will receive friends for visitation on Sunday, May 13 from 5-7PM at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Monday, May 14 at 10AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with visitation from 9AM until the time of mass.


  • Visitation Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, May 14, 2018

Orlando Antonio Silva

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Alex DePaz

May 14, 2018

Dearest Lands, it’s been awhile since I saw you last but I have so many memories of you throughout the years. My favorite was how much you enjoyed teasing me and clowning me about certain things I did. You had a good sense of humor and a distinct laugh. One that we all remember so clearly. I bought my first little 320 I beemer from you many years ago. Since then I have always dream of getting a BMW X5. Someday I will and I know you will be smiling down on it. I’m so sorry I did not get to see you more recently and catch up. How the years pass us by. I had plans of eating your famous BBQ in September. But I guess God had other plans for you. Thank you for the years you loved my sister and our family. Thanks for my beautiful neices we will do our best to take care of each other and keep your memory alive. Travel on to other beautiful realms and RIP. Love always my brother. You will be missed. Your sis. Alex.

Bernadette McLean

May 12, 2018

Lands I will always remember your smile, your easy going manner and how when we spoke on the phone, you put your best English accent on to greet me. I used to think you would break out in the song called (Bernadette) by the four tops!

You have been a part of our family for more years I can remember, our boys and Jasmine call you uncle, Chris gained a brother and sorry you didn’t get to meet Imaani in person, she’s as cute as Carmen whom you adored.

Thank you for my beautiful nieces your princesses and for the young ones. Thank you for always loving my sister and the whole family - we will take care of them for you and keep your memories alive always, but will miss you terrible. Farewell Lands until we meet again. 🙏

Sandra Manville

May 11, 2018

Landy you left this world without goodbyes! The last time i saw you were at DFW telling me goodbye! That memory will forever stay with me when we hugged and parted..Now i am sitting in your chair telling you goodbye my dear brother until we meet again:( May you rest in the loving arms of the Savior! RIP Lands we will miss you bwai!

Lourdes Burn Patnett

May 11, 2018

Lands,you will be missed,I don't have words to express the sudden lost, you are like a brother to me not brother- in- law.I thank God for living in the same State for so many years,enjoyed so many weekends together enjoyed your bbq.Rip Lands,you will always be with us in Spirit.My sympathy to my sister and family,may God give you the comfort and let his memories live on,love you sis and family xxxxxxxx

Sammie Patnett

May 11, 2018

I will always remember me walking into my uncle Landy house and him teasing me and asking if Collins was coming or if he was outside the door, but my fundest memory are his riddles lawd his riddles 😂I am smiling as I am typing this because I could never guess the answers and he would say “Sammie come on Samantha ” and I would say uncle Landy Man mek a drink mi wine. Lol I will miss him tons, but I know he is in a better place and looking over us all. May you RIP uncle Landy and rise in glory. ❤️🙏🏾