Covell Funeral Home

232 East State Street, Traverse City, MI


Raymond Steven Silvas

November 15, 1965December 11, 2019

Raymond Steven Silvas was born on November 15, 1965 and passed away on December 11, 2019.


  • American Heart Association
  • National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Inc.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Rosary Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • Visitation Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Luncheon Monday, December 16, 2019


Raymond Steven Silvas

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Olivia Ortiz

December 14, 2019

What I remember most about my cousin is when he was about three years old he would walk around his house carry this doll. My Tia would tell him Steven put the doll away. I also remember him helping me with the funeral of my oldest brother. He was a beautiful person with a big heart. I loved him and will always miss him. He is now next to our grandma who has welcome him with open arms.

Emma Vazquez

December 13, 2019

Condolences to the entire Silva family. My cousin Steven was always a jokester with me, we actually met when we around 12 years old, we got closer through the years especially when my Comadre Vickie was getting ready for her quinceñera , my brother Johnny and I were part of her court, I loved to dance with him, he was so light in his feet, like if he was dancing on air. One thing that I will always be great full to our Steven is that even though he joked so much with me, that the time that I really needed him to there for my family and me he was so loving and so helpful, he guided my sister and me through my dads funeral services, we will forever be great full to him. We will miss you cuz, but I won’t say goodbye , it’s well see you later, God bless you wherever you are. Love you.

Judy “Bear” Torres

December 13, 2019

It breaks my heart thinking about the passing of my brother but I know he is at peace with our Heavenly Father and grandma. I have so many wonderful memories I will forever treasure. You were my big brother, my confidant, my therapist and most of all my shoulder to cry on. Although we butted heads a lot more then a care to mention you made me grow up. Thank you for being my sons godfather and positive role model, I know my sons future achievements will be in part because of you.
Thank you for all the unconditional love and sacrifices you made for your family. I know it was always hard for me to say I love you but I want you to know that I Love You now and forever. Love Bear!

Kathy Padilla

December 13, 2019

You were a young boy when I met you and your parents, Vickie, and Judy , and we became great friends, we became a family! You always had a smile on your face. I called you Steven. I remember you as a very respectful kid. Very intelligent for your age. Am so sorry you had to leave so soon. You well be greatly missed. Rest in peace, my little mijo. God Bless all the family! With love always Kathy Padilla

Adelina Samuels

December 13, 2019

My Nino was an amazing man with a beautiful soul. Who always cared for others. I saw the marriage he had and family and i knew I wanted something like that. He worked hard to support his family and make sure they were loved. He kept things real, and still showed you that he loved you. Since I was a baby he's always been there baptism , communion, college, first break up, first car, how to negotiate/argue, job, family trips, first job, marriage and my first baby. It's hard to believe he is no longer with us to have first. I thank you for always being there and never judging me. I just keep replaying all these memories in my mind, hearing his voice. Me telling him I'll go up this summer with the family, and him telling me he wanted to travel in an RV with aunt carol. I miss him so much but I know he is no longer in pain. He never gave up, he was a strong person with a big heart. So he will live on in the memories that we have. We love you our guardian angel. You were an amazing nino #1, my one and only. You are forever in our hearts.

Kimberly Silvas

December 13, 2019

When it comes to memories I can so many I wouldn’t know where to start. From going to Disney land, to road trips, going to the ranch, going prom dress shopping, to being Santa. I feel so lucky to have the best dad any girl could as for. I miss you, and love you.

Nancy Coleman

December 13, 2019

I will never forget Ray's generosity. For Adam's wedding he took pictures and then made me an album. It was so thoughtful and the pictures came out so nice. He was one of a kind and had the greatest laugh. I'm sure hes having a party in heaven with our whole family. Sending much love to Carol, Kimberly & Raymond.💗

Ashley Silvas

December 13, 2019

It seems so unreal that you are gone. I am so thankful to have become apart of your family before you left this world. I will miss your stories, jokes, and quick wit. You were an amazing father and as you've said before "my children never went without" was an understatement. I am happy you are no longer in pain but know that the family will greatly miss you until we all meet again. I love you dad and I'm proud to be your favorite daughter in law.

Michael Lewis

December 13, 2019

I just remember all times with him and how he always made me laugh. we had a lot fun time and he took me to a lot thing for first time and I will always remember that. I'm sad that I didnt get the time with him to cook out there and go fish with and spend more time with him and family. but love you ray and you will always be missed. Jr

Larry Briar JR

December 12, 2019

Uncle Ray,

I love you and miss you so much. Thank you for being an excellent Uncle. When you see Jeffrey tell him to pay you back the money he borrowed over the years.

Love you,