Emede Silva, 86, of Helena, OH passed away on January 16, 2023 at his home. He was born on January 17, 1936 in Conception, TX the son of Guadalupe and Marcela (Salinas) Silva. He married Maria C. Castillo on August 2, 1959 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and she preceded him in death on April 30, 2017. Emede worked at Whirlpool Corp. for thirty-eight years in the weld set-up department until he retired. Emede was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Guadalupe Society. He loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and playing the guitar and singing.
Emede is survived by his children, Linda (David) Rathbun, Monroeville, OH, Emede Silva, Jr., and George Silva both of Helena; grandchildren, Anna Drown, Rachel, Brittany and Michael Rathbun; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Cody and Katelyn Drown; siblings, Louis Silva and Hortancia “Tensha” Portales.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Deanna Silva; siblings, John (Stellas) Silva, Jose Maria (Mary) Silva, Angela (Juan) Silva, Jose (Mary) Silva, Nicolas (Beatrice) Silva Mauricio (Julia) Silva, Manuel Silva and brother-in-law, Jesus Portales.
The family would like to thank Dean Silva and the staff at ProMedica Hospice for their kind care for their father.
Visitation: Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Friday, January 20, 2023; 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 709 Croghan St., Fremont, OH
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont
Memorials: Sandco Industries
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