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David R. Silvas
  • March 13, 1947 - October 17, 2013
  • Portland, Michigan

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David R. Silvas, 66, passed away on October 17, 2013 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. He was born March 13, 1947 in New Braunfels, TX, the son of Pedro and Felicitas (Rodriguez) Silvas. The family moved to the Charlotte, Michigan area when David was eight. He graduated from Charlotte High School in 1966. David was active in sports, playing football and running track in high school (and after) holding the school record for the 100 yard dash. On September 27, 1980 he married Teresa Moreno and together they raised their two children, Amoreena and Vicente. He worked at GM Assembly, until retiring in 1994. David was an avid fan of U of M football and basketball. As the children were growing up he helped teach students Spanish in the Charlotte Junior High School, and helped coach Nina's softball team and Vicente's wrestling teams.David is survived by his wife, Teresa; son Vicente Silvas of Portland; daughter Amoreena (Eric) Shepard of Portland; grandchildren, Braylen and Faithe Shepard; brothers Frank (Cruz) Silvas, Bruce and Sid (Dora) Silvas of Charlotte, Pete (Maria) Silvas of Potterville, Matt (Linda) Silvas of Mason; sisters Mary Cruz of Lansing and Jobie Moist of CharlotteHe is predeceased by his mother Felicitas and father Pedro; brother-in-law, Leonard Cruz; sister-in-law Sherrie Silvas; and brothers, Pedro and Juan Silvas.The family will receive visitors Tuesday Oct 22, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:30pm at the Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte followed by a memorial service at 3:30 pm at Pray Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Bill Lugger officiating. If desired, memorial contributions are suggested to Braylen and Faithe Shephard's college fund. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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