Heber Da Silva passes away at 76

DOWNEY - Heber "Berito" Da Silva, a Downey resident for more than 33 years, passed away Dec. 10. He was 76.He was born April 5, 1936 in Vichadero, Uruguay. He was the second born, having one younger and three older sisters, all preceding him in death. Da Silva immigrated to the United States in 1960 and would settle in New York. He was married in 1962 and had two children. Together with his wife and kids he moved to California in 1979. He worked as a painter for 52 years and owned his own business for the majority of that time. He also played soccer and belonged to several club teams. He and his wife, Olga, celebrated their 50th anniversary this year, a celebration made more special because Da Silva was the recipient of a heart transplant nearly 20 years ago. He is survived by his wife, Olga; daughter, Mariela Da Silva; son, Herb (Ana) Da Silva; and grandsons, Tommy, Ricky, Andy and Christian. Services were held Dec. 16 at Downey Zrelak Family Mortuary.

********** Published: December 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 36