Updated to add service information provided by Angel Lucy Funeral Home:
Ryan Ernesto Silva Palomo, age 15 of Port Lavaca passed away Saturday, March 9, 2019. He was born April 16, 2003 to Raul E. Mendoza Silva and Delfina Palomo Silva of Port Lavaca. Ryan was a proud member of the Calhoun High School Band and Tennis Team.
He is survived by his parents; brothers, Erwin, Kevin and Avner Silva; maternal grandmother, Maria Juana Mendoza. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many many friends.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Matilde Palomo and paternal grandparents, Catalina Mendoza Palomo and Primitivo Silva.
Visitation will begin Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 5 – 9pm with a rosary to be recited at 7pm at Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Port Lavaca. Visitation will resume Friday, March 15, 2019 at 9am with a funeral mass to be celebrated at 10am at the church. Burial to follow at Port Lavaca Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Leonardo Daniel Fernandez, Luis Enrique Fernandez, David Fernandez, Kevin Silva Palomo, Erwin Raudel Silva Palomo and Avner Elliot Silva Palomo. Honorary Pallbearers will be Calhoun High School Band and Booster Club, band director Brian Hecimovich and tennis coach John “Fergie” Ferguson.
Under the direction of Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Port Lavaca, 361-552-2300.
This is a heartbreaking story, 15 year old Ryan Silva lost his life this past weekend and I spoke to his older brother and he says Ryan meant the world to his family.
"He was our motivation and the main thing i will remember about him is he was our family," Kevin Silva Palomo, says emotionally. "He was everything to us, he just did everything to help and support us in anyway he could."
Kevin Silva Palomo says Ryan was the golden child out of all four of the siblings and he made a huge impact on their lives.
"He was what i like to call the golden boy, he was the best out of all of us. he was very encouraging, very positive. I never met a person who was like that," declares Silva Palomo.
Ryan Silva was a sophomore at Calhoun High school who had a love for music, he played the clarinet in band but he played many other instruments.
"Besides the band, He played the piano, violin, guitar. But he was very motivated to play all of them especially the piano," adds Silva Palomo.
He also loved to play the game of tennis, it was Ryan's favorite sport.
Kevin says Ryan was very bright and wanted to study medicine but then changed his mind but Kevin added he knows Ryan would have left his mark on this world.
"He could have been someone big, he was so important because after all as young as he was he was very smart for his age. He was very successful in life or just anything really," explains Silva Palomo.
Kevin adds he will miss everything about his little brother.
"I will miss his presence, his laugh, his music and everything about him," declares Silva Palomo. "Its the whole Ryan and the person himself really.
The Silva Palomo family cant thank the community enough for their support because the go fund me exceeded its goal.
"This has been a strong impact and of course it helps us out with Ryan's expenses. I thank you guys, i really appreciate everything everyone is doing," smiles Silva Palomo.
Ryan's family says time heals all wounds but they cant thank the community enough for the support during this difficult time.
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