Van King Silva

December 31, 1944February 18, 2013
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SILVA, Van K. Van K. Silva passed away on February 18, 2013 in Oroville, California. Preceded in death by his mother, Lila Dye; father, King Silva Jr.; brother and best friend, Barry Silva. Van is survived by his wife, Sharon; stepfather, David Dye; daughters, Kristin Lueras (Patrick), Kimberly Armstrong (Eric); and six grandchildren, Brianna, Vanessa, Hannah, Vance, Jacob and Maddie. Also survived by sisters, Bobbie Baldwin, JoAnn DeVard (Jim) and sister in-law, Pat Silva. Van was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved hunting with his brother Barry, nephew Barry Jr. and great nephew Bryce. Van was an expert at problem solving on computers and could spend endless hours assembling jigsaw puzzles. He was a talented woodworker and craftsman. He loved working in his yard and projects in his home. Van worked at Lucent Technologies for 35 years and retired in 2002. Please join his family at a Celebration of Life on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Harry Nauman and Son, 4041 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California. If you wish, donations may be made to a charity of your choice .


  • Memorial Service Monday, February 25, 2013

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K S.L.

February 12, 2014

You are now the light, always and forever! In my thoughts always and forever...

April 2, 2013

I have a lot of special memories of Van, I will miss him always for the rest of my days. Rest in peace my dear brother. Peace to Sharon, Kristin, Kimberly, Terry, his grandchildren and family. I love you Van.
Dana Barker, Placerville, ca

Your wife Sharon,& Charlie too

March 8, 2013

My darling I will always love you and Charlie and I miss you every moment of the day.She's still looking for youand I think she always will. We love you an hate the thought that you had to leave us. To soon.

JoAnn DeVard

March 6, 2013

I cherish the memories of all the special and joyous times we spent together while growing up and when we became adults. You were a wonderful brother and I miss you everyday. I will love you forever! JoAnn

Danny Breshears

February 24, 2013

Will miss a great guy, he loved his family as well as he loved life.
We send our love and support to the family.

Joanne and Danny


February 23, 2013

When I think of Van I think of all the laughter we shared as one of the old 18th street gang,

February 23, 2013

Wow, one of my old 18th street SUPER pals is no longer with us. Lost track of Van when we each left Sacramento but will never forget all the GREAT memories in the hood.

Mike Esola

Tom Cole

February 23, 2013

Bye Van. I'll always remember the good times with you and Wild Bill in Loomis.

Terry Staples

February 22, 2013

My sincere Condolences to the Siva family,Van and I worked together numerous times and He was always great to be around . I will miss Him and his spirit.
Terry Staples

Leslie Ware

February 22, 2013

My prayers go out to the Silva family. Van will be remembered as a dear friend.