OBITUARY

Damian Troy Silvera

July 27, 1974June 14, 2010

Damian Silvera was born in Flushing, New York on July 27, 1974. He grew up in Huntington, New York and attended Shenendehowa High School in Clifton, New York where he played on the boy's soccer team. In his Junior and Senior year, he was named to the All American High School Team. Soccer became Damian's first love and he decided to pursue his dream to play on the Olympic Team and professionally.

He attended the University of Virginia (UVA) where he played midfield on the men's soccer team from 1992 - 1995. He left UVA with many individual records but he was proudest of the three NCAA National Championships the team won in 1992, 1993, and 1994.

He played for the U.S. National team in 1994 and 1995 including the Pan American Games. He was drafted by the New York MetroStars and his dream of playing professional soccer came through. During the 1996 season he left the Metrostars and joined the U.S. National team for the 1996 Summer Olympics. He returned to Major league soccer and finished his career with the Kansas City Wizards.

In 2001 he started coaching young kids and he found something else that he was passionate about. He moved to Houston, Texas in 2003 to be closer to his brother. He leaves behind one brother, three sisters, four nieces and three nephews.

Services

  • Memorial Service Friday, July 2, 2010
REMEMBERING

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Ken Heller

December 31, 2010

I refereed DAmian when he was playing youth soccer in NY. Disclipined, fighting for every ball as if his life depended on it. A good lad to speak to on the field. Poised, mature beyond his years. You knew he was destined for good things.

Carmen Hubbard

September 9, 2010

So many wonderful memories of Damian ... from his antics in the locker room to his brilliant play on the field. I will never forget his smile and kind heart. Rest in peace Damian. Thanks for the memories sweetheart.

Jan Vu Ferguson

August 24, 2010

My heart breaks as I type this. Damian, you were an amazing person and had such a wonderful spirit. My time at Webb and UVa was only enhanced by knowing you.

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest in peace, my dear friend.

Mandy and Wim Taylor

August 23, 2010

Thanks for your smile and energy. We are grateful to you for connecting us and so many others. You will be missed.

Shawn DeCenzo

August 20, 2010

Damian, You brought great inspiration to the Shen team. You will always be an asset to the School, players, friends and community. You will never be forgotten. God Bless.

Diane & George Nahas

August 13, 2010

August 13, 2010

Our deepest condolences to the Silvera Family.
Words cannot express how sorry we were to hear this terrible news. We will always remember all the good and fun times we all had together with you, Damian, at our home and at every soccer tournament we went to. You were a wonderful friend to our family. You will be missed by many. God rest your soul.

Christian Nahas

August 13, 2010

It has been a long time since I last saw you, but can clearly remember the many days you spent at our house growing up. Always smiling and energetic. You and my brother were very close. I am just finding out about this today and it is very sad to hear the news. I hope to cross paths again someday. May you rest in peace.

Kevin McLaurin

July 20, 2010

Scott Lamb

July 16, 2010

Silk-
Your ability on the field was only eclipsed by your personality off of it.
Thanks for being a great teammate and a better friend.
Thoughts and prayers to your family.

Ben Crawley

July 14, 2010

Silvera family,
Thoughts and prayers are with you, have not seen D since our days at UVA, but it feels like I have been punched in the stomach. I look forward to sharing stories about 'babyface' when we get back together. He will never be forgotten.