Oct. 3, 1926 — July 29, 2012
Allan William Silva, 85, passed away July 29, 2012, at Willamette Falls Medical Center in Oregon City, Ore. Born Oct. 3, 1926, in Jackson, Calif., he was the son of Ralph and Oralea (Hamrick) Silva. He spent his childhood years in Vacaville, Calif., and moved with his family to Placerville, Calif., where he graduated in 1944 from El Dorado High School. He served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theatre as a Navy radio operator aboard the USS President Adams. Post war he earned his pilot license and enjoyed flying.
After retiring from a 30-year career with AeroJet General in Sacramento, Allan moved with his wife Betty (Gali) to Colton, Ore. They enjoyed traveling to many places together across the country, sightseeing and visiting family. His life long hobby of amateur radio made him many friends and K6HTZ will be missed at swap meets and on the airwaves. He was an active member of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, as well as a holder of the highest license level issued by the FCC.
Allan’s sister, Marcella (Bill) Crow of Placerville, Calif., and wife, Betty, preceded him in death. Surviving him are his daughter, Gail (Steve) Garrett of Amarillo, Texas; Stanley Silva of Reno, Nev.; Wayne (Theresa) Silva of Cincinnati, Ohio; stepdaughters, Patty Morrison of Whitefish, Mont., and Barbara Moline of Reno, Nev.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A private gathering celebrating Allan’s life will be held by his family and loved ones. He wished that no funeral services be held.