Rudolfo B. Silva “Rudy Garza”, 53, of Fremont, OH passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, January 23, 2017. He was born on October 12, 1963 in Fremont, to Emilie (Garza) Silva.
Rudy married Ella Everetts on February, 14th in Florida and she survives. He owned and operated Garza Construction, Inc. since 1998. Rudy worked for the Carpenters Union Local 480 repairing bridges. He had also worked for Davis Bessie Nuclear Plant.
Rudy was a member of The Father’s House of Ohio Ministries in Fremont. He was also a member of the Fremont Eagles and the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed working in his shop where he had employees whom he considered family, building dump trucks and other large heavy equipment vehicles. Rudy loved spending time with his family and helping those around him.
Rudy is survived by his wife, Ella Silva, Fremont, OH; children, Chris Silva, Crystal Turpin and Felicia Silva, all of Fremont; Raul Badillo, Jr., Fostoria, OH, Candie (Johnny) De La Cruz, Norwalk, OH, Carmella Badillo, Joey Trolio and Tim Trimble, all of Fremont; siblings, Alberto “Moose” (Betty) Silva, Green Springs, OH, Concilia “Connie” (Donald) Stebel, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Thelmalia “Tammy” (Abby) Silva, Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Marcus, Arianna, Aubriel, Ciri, Jaslynai and Greyson.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Emilie Silva and niece, Amanda Hanover.
Visitation: Friday from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
Service: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:30 am at the funeral home with Bishop Robert D. Everetts officiating.
Burial: Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, OH
Memorials: To the family
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Tammy and family, my prayers are with you. your loss is heavens gain. Eternal rest grant unto him ole Lord. May he rest in peace.
To Ella and the family my heart is heavy with Rudy”s passing. you have me & Johnny’s heartfelt condolences. I will always remember him as my brother from another mother! lol.. He was a good man with a soft heart. and even though he may not have know it at times he allowed God to use him. I considered him family and loved him Peace be unto you and the family
LOVE DELL & JOHNNY KINSEY
Diane J Werner
Ella & Carmella,
I want you to know how deeply sorry my family and I are of reading about the passing of your Father. I remember talking with your Mom and yourself and we going back and forth about the OSU and U of M game that one Saturday in the waiting room of the Cardiac ICU area at Toledo Hospital. My husband (Werner) and I were so impressed with you Carmella. You are a wonderful young woman and so very mature for your age. I know how proud your Father had to be of you and your other siblings. Losing a parent is so extremely difficult and unforgiving and our hearts are changed forever. When we lost my Mother unexpectedly that Sunday it was the single most heartbreaking moment of my life other than losing my Father 15 years before. Carmella – your words that you wrote on my Mother’s Guest Book website meant so very much to myself and my family. Your words of caring and support touched our hearts in ways you will never know.
Ella – I am very deeply sorry for the loss of your Husband. You are a wonderful lady who I could have sat and talked forever with. My heart is breaking for you and your entire family. Losing a Husband is very difficult and life is never the same without your loved one. I never met your husband, but the picture of him on his obituary looks to me as such a great and kind man. A persons face can tell a thousand words. I know this is not much comfort at this time – but pain is no more for your dear Husband. He is now all of your family’s Angel watching over each and every one of you, guiding you and protecting you. I feel my Mother every single day around me and I know you will feel that comfort as well. Please accept me and my family’s deepest sympathy and know all of you are in our prayers and thoughts.
Diane Werner (daughter of Joan Selland)
On behalf of all the Garza Family from Texas please accept our deepest condolences. May my cousin rest in peace and may his loved ones and friends find the great love and comfort from each other. Maria A. Garza, Sylvia Jackson, Raquel Lopez, Robert R. Garza and Reynaldo Garza III.
Ella and Family, words cannot express our heartfelt sympathies. We are saddened at his passing , but also rejoicing in the fact that we know where he is. You know we loved him dearly. Ella my heart breaks for you! We are praying for God to give you comfort and strength. We are sorry we can’t be with you during this difficult time. Henry is also facing his own battles. We will continue to lift you and your family in prayer. We will be in touch with you. We love you and thank you for blessing us the way you have. All our love, Henry and Estella Garza from Texas.
Tammy, prayers to you and your family for your loss. Prayers for strength to all to get thru these next few days…then prayers for healing there after! You’ll be in my thoughts! Love ya girl! Connie Gibson
From your familia in California, much love and heartfelt hugs and prayers for the entire family during this difficult time, our hearts are with you, we are very sorry for your loss. RIP Primo Rudy ((((hugs)))) Ella, Connie & Tammie
Ella n family, I am so sorry to hear of Rudys passing. He was such a kind hearted person. May our Lord guide you thru your grief. God Bless you . RIH Rudy
Oh Ella what can I say. I am going miss him so much! Praying for you all!
Hey Chica, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. You’re in my prayers. Love you.
My Sisters, Tammy and Connie . Sometimes there are no words to express the sadness that we feel in our hearts and our Souls. I will say this… that your brother Was in fact HEALED….but sometimes ” Death” itself becomes the Healer. Our physical body is tired and cannot go on anymore……but when the Father brings this level of Healing….it is so complete….. that you then are set free. Your Soul rejoices …knowing it is returning Home. Like a marathon runner…who against all obstacles…finally finishes the race. People look at death as the body giving up….but in reality…Death becomes the final Victory !
My Heart is with your family. I ask the Father to send a blanket of Love to cover your entire family in this time of sadness..heartache….but also JOY. Remember all of the good time…the fun times and know that he made a difference in your life…and that you also made one in his. Love to you all.
Odette Santana Andrade
Tammy my most sincerest condolences to your family from the Santana’s here in Rio Hondo Tx. I pray God comfort you all during this difficult time.
Ella and Family,
All of the employees of Willis & Sons Inc. want to offer their condolences on the passing of Rudy. He was a pleasure to work with and we will always have fond memories of many different times we interacted with him on job locations. He will be missed. Peace be with your family in the days ahead. Mike & Phil Willis, Angie Kiser, Brett Sprague, Jerry Moses, Rick Galford, and Larry Powers.
Rudy you were such a big hearted man that would do anything for anyone. You were family! I’m sorry for your family and I’m glad I had the privilege of being your nurse and taking care of you when being sick. We’ve had a long family history with grandpa Garza. You are with him now . And your mom give them hugs for me . Love all of you . Rachel
Jeff & Julie Williams
Ella and Family;
So sorry to hear of your loss; Just remember, To be absent from the flesh is to be present with the LORD. He is in good hands with no more pain or worries. Rudy was a very enjoyable person to be around, and he will be very well missed. May the LORD carry you all through at this time. Our prayers are with you all.
Jeff & Julie
I’m so sorry for your loss. Rudy’s sense of humor will surely be missed at the BMV. He was such a nice man.
Rudy is a good man,knew him through the trucking and he is one of the hardest working guys I know.
Felicia so sorry for your loss. I know it is hard losing a parent it does get easier with time.
Ella and family,
A true friend and one of the most honest people I know. I will miss him.
Andy & David Franklin
Ella and Family Garza, Silva;
Thinking of you all at this difficult time. We are so sorry to hear about Primo Rudy. I am glad I was able to spend a few days with him a few weeks ago. Also, I will never forget the time you both came to visit Tucson Arizona.
I believe that GOD is always there for us even when we are feeling most alone. He shows Himself in lots of ways, and sometimes when we least expect it!
God weeps with us and laughs with us, and best of all, He loves us very much.
I’ll be thinking of you and praying that you will feel GOD’s presence nears you at this difficult time, and that His LOVE will guide you, and your family to a better, brighter tomorrow.
Our most sincerest condolences.
LOVE & (((HUGS)))
Andy & David
Dorothy Prokop(Betty's Aunt)
Albert, Betty and Silva family
My sincere sympathy to you for the loss of Albert’s(Moose) brother Rudy.
My condlences to Rudy’s family.