Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - April 8, 2011

Obituaries

Leonard Joseph Silva

Leonard Joseph Silva, a rancher who lived in Pleasanton his entire life, died March 13 at the age of 70.

He was born to Dorothy and Joseph Silva and graduated in the class of 1958 from Amador Valley High School. He was employed by the city of Pleasanton Water Department and Zone 7.

Mr. Silva was predeceased by his sister Janet (Peter) Houle. He is survived by his wife Margaret; son Joe (Diana) Silva, and daughters Ami (Kevin) Browne and Lenda (John) Youngblood; seven grandsons and three granddaughters; sister Wilma (Ed) Shannon; nephews and a niece. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 22 at St. Raymond's Catholic Church. Donations may be made to Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Suite l00, Dublin.

Elaine E. (Schuh) Moravec ***PHOTO***

Elaine E. (Schuh) Moravec died March 26 at the age of 92.

She was born Nov. 11, 1918, the day World War I ended, and grew up in Minnesota, graduating from St. Theresa College in Winona. In 1967 she moved to Massachusetts and lived in the Hingham/Norwell area for over 35 years before moving to California where she lived with her daughter and then at Pleasanton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. In her early years she was a math teacher in Minnesota. She also enjoyed sewing and rug making but her main passion was being with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband Ralph Moravec. She is survived by her children Michael Moravec and his wife Suzanne of Tonawanda, N.Y., Patricia Sullivan and her husband L. Joseph of Pleasanton, and John Moravec and his wife Eleanor of Cohasset; three grandchildren; brothers and sisters in Minnesota; and nieces and nephews. Services were held in Massachusetts. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or Church of the Resurrection, 1057 Main St., Hingham, MA 02043.

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