Clancy (Clarence) Valentine Silva

clancy (clarence) silva
SILVA, Clarence (Clancy) Silva, Clancy Silva, a long time resident of the South Bay, passed away April 20, 2008 at his home in Carson, CA, surrounded by his children. Clancy was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on February 14, 1924, to Manuel and Mary Silva, the second of four children. Clancy's father, a master sergeant in the US Army, moved the family from Hawaii to Port Townsend, WA in 1934 and then to the Moreno Valley, CA in 1938. Clancy continued the family military tradition with a career in naval aviation, VJ/VU squadron, serving in both WWII (Purple Heart recipient) and Korea and later on the diplomatic fight crew as a naval attaché for the U.S. Ambassador to India. His naval career allowed him to see places in the world that most people only imagine. Retiring from the Navy in 1961, he settled in Manhattan Beach and began his career in the private sector at TRW, Inc. and Eaton. He married, had four children and was very active in the Knights of Columbus Chapter 4567, Manhattan Beach Little League and American Martyrs Boy Scouts. He was an avid outdoorsman, hiking many of the mountains of the West that he loved so much. He is survived by his children, Samuel Silva and wife, Kendra, of Cathedral City, CA; Rebecca Silva, of San Pedro; CA, Lisa Beardsley and husband, Jim, of Cathedral City, CA; Tina Ferrigno and her husband Ciro, of San Pedro, CA. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kristofer, Candice, Kameron, Kieffer, Collin, Ryan, Nicholas, Kristina, Michelle, Ciro Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at White & Day Chapel, Manhattan Beach on Thursday, April 24th from 1:00-4:00 p.m. followed by the Rosary at American Martyrs Church in Manhattan Beach at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be held at American Martyrs Church Friday, April 25th at 10:00 a.m. A celebration of life will immediately follow in the parish center with burial at 2:30 p.m. at Riverside National Cemetery.

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  1. We are thinking of you all and praying for you. What an awesome man that really led a full life. Your father was surely the most patriotic person I knew and he was so kind and charming that it was a pleasure to be around him. Love to you all!

  2. We are saddened with the loss of a brother-in -law, uncle, husband, father and grandfather and friend. He leaves us the memories that made us laugh,helped us enjoy life experiences and the outdoors. We send our love and condolences to all the Silva Family.

  3. Our sympathies are with you in this time of loss. This country has lost another good man, a patriot– father, grandfather, uncle and friend. We love you and our prayers are with you.

  4. Dearest Sam, Becky, Lisa, Tina, and Family, I am truly saddened to hear of the loss of your Dad. Clancy was a proud and honorable man with great dignity. He had a great love of people and never missed an opportunity to share a story or hear one. I knew him from infancy all the way back to 1949. He will be missed by all of us, but we will never forget him. He always honored my husband Doug for his military service and we honor him for his now. Farewell old friend and Godspeed to the other side. With much love and sadness from your Cousin, Becky Brown

  5. Dear Silva Family, I know your dad had a full life. He was LIFE itself!! He never once took for granted your concern for him as independent as he was. He treasured each and everyone of you. Saying only — “they worry” too much. You all need to know he never missed an opportunity to say wonderful things about you and he cherished his family and grandchildren, nieces & nephew’s. I worked with your father at Eaton. I moved to Colorado and am now back here I wish I could have seen him with that HUGE smile one more time. He meant a lot to my family and we know he will be held up in memories by all of you as well as his friends and now who will he tell his military experience ‘stories’ too during his time in heaven? Love & Prayers to All of YOU ! Terreah Dietel & Family

  6. To Lisa Beardsley (and her siblings), I know how it feels to loose a parent and my heart goes out to each of you. Pls. know Ken and I are thinking of you Lisa and will pray for you during this very difficult time. Love, Ken and Barbara Blankenship

  7. Our thoughts & prayers are with the family at this time of great loss. May God be with all of you! Uncle Herman & Aunt Jean Reynplds

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Uncle Clancy was a fighter and will always be remembered. Love, Troy, Christy, Corey & Blake Freeman

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