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Edward Silva

Edward M. Silva

Friday, April 29th, 1949 - Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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Obituary

Edward M. Silva, 70, of Brick passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019, Independence Day, at Ocean Medical Center in Brick. He fought a 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer and left this world surrounded by his family.
Ed was born in Azores, Portugal and came to Elizabeth, NJ with his family in 1954.
He proudly served in the US Army from 1967 – 1970 and did 2 tours of duty in the Vietnam War.
In 1981, he moved to the Shore area with his wife and children and resided in Brick for most of his life.
Ed was a member of the Elizabeth Fire Department for 27 years where he retired as a Fire Captain in 2004. From 2004-2012, he moved to Florida where he made life long friends and enjoyed the warm weather.
Ed had an enormous love for America and was very patriotic. He enjoyed nothing more than having a good political debate. Some of his hobbies included playing golf, fixing anything mechanical and following politics. He was most happy when he kept busy.
His biggest love and accomplishment were his adored family.
Edward was predeceased by his sister, Cesaria Cooke.
Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Deborah A. (Serwin) Silva; sons, Edward A. Silva and his wife, Denise of Brick and Daniel J. Silva also of Brick.
His parents, Jose and Juraci daSilva of Palm Coast, FL; sister, Maria Goncalves and her husband, Jack of Palm Coast, FL; brother, Joseph Silva and his wife, Catherine of Eatontown.
His most beloved grandchildren, Daniel, Danielle, Ryan and Jake; and his great granddaughter, Tegan. He is also survived by 9 loving nieces and nephews, Andy, Damien, Nikki, Steve, Dave, Krystan, Joey, Bobby and Rachel.
Visiting will be on Monday from 4-8pm at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 505 Burnt Tavern Road, Brick. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday 10am in the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. In lieu of flowers, a donation made in his name to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center would be a lovely tribute.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, July 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, July 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    Address
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    O'Brien Funeral Home - Brick
    Address
    505 Burnt Tavern Road Extension
    BRICK, NJ 08724
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr. Kevin Ashe
  • Interment

    Location
    Ocean County Memorial Park - Toms River
    Address
    1722 Silverton Rd.
    TOMS RIVER, NJ 08753
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Donations

Donations are being accepted for: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center .

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Mike Limper

Posted at 07:01pm
WOW, I still can not believe this! Condolences to The Silva family! He was a Great man and had a Wonderful Family! He had a Great sense of Humor as well! From what I saw he was a Wonderful Father, Husband, Grandfather and GreatGrandfather! You will be missed Sir!
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Kimberly Lewis

Posted at 08:13pm
With love, Jack, Kimberly, Mark and Delaney
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Richard & Clare Mooney

Posted at 12:59pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Kathy Zachary

Posted at 04:25pm
So sorry to learn of his death. My love and condolences to the family. Love, Kathy , Debbie's cousin
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Elaine Lake

Posted at 11:47am
To the Silva family. My deepest sympathies to you all. There are so many things I will miss about Ed. His passion and kindness come to mind first. Would always be there for our family. Thank you Ed for all you gave of yourself. Your service to our country and the city of Elizabeth and most important your love for your family and the courage and perseverance you have shown in the past two years. May you Rest In Peace Ed. Love Elaine
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