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Discussion: Sal Silva Passed Away 1/28/2013

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Jan. 29, 2013
Sweet P
Men's 60
168 posts
Sal Silva Passed Away 1/28/2013
Sal Silva from So. California (D & K, NCI and Burbank/Glendale softball leagues , ...) one of our fellow senior softball players passed away last night from Lou Gehrig's disease.

Sal was a regular participant in senior tournaments and Glendale/Burbank softball leagues. Sal always had a smile and encouraging words for anyone he encountered. He was also a regular contributor to this message board and an expert on the latest softball bats and gear.

I will personally miss his friendly smile, great personality and my conversations with him. He left us way to early, but I feel sure he will be an all star on the big Guys team above.

As of this posting funeral arrangements are pending.

Please include Sal's family in your prayers.

Phillip Cobbs,
West Coast Allstars
Jan. 29, 2013
the wood
1076 posts
I knew that Sal had been ill w/ ALS but he never mentioned it on here. He was an up beat guy and he will be missed.
I'm sorry to hear this.
BW
Jan. 29, 2013
softball4b
Men's 60
730 posts
Thank you for posting, his family will be in my prayers.
Jan. 29, 2013
Webbie25
Men's 60
1964 posts
Please convey our prayers to his family also.
Patti and Mark Weber (GSF)
Jan. 29, 2013
Duke
Men's 60
700 posts
It was a blessing to have known Sal as a person. I played many tournaments with him and against him. He will be missed by all that have had the pleasure of meeting him. God bless Sal and his family.

Andy Smith
Jan. 30, 2013
taits
Men's 65
4332 posts
I met Sal years ago in so cal playing against him. We kept in tough over the years via email even though playing against or with him never happened again. Knew about the disease but it was never talked about much over the years.
RIP Sal.
Jan. 30, 2013
pushin60
Men's 60
63 posts
I'm very sorry to hear about Sal. I enjoyed playing with and against him for many years. Sal was the kind of guy that played the game hard but always had fun doing it. You would have a hard time finding him without a big smile on his face. My condolences to his family.

Phil, if you hear of any plans for services for Sal please post them on here. Thanks.

Ken Lange
Jan. 30, 2013
docswear
Men's 55
97 posts
Phillip:
Thank you for posting regarding Sal.. I was fortunate enough to have played with him a few years back with D&K. Great guy... always smiling always positive. A gentleman on and off the field. My thoughts and prayers to his family. He will be missed.
Mike Swearingen
Jan. 30, 2013
PSmit
35 posts
Phillip
Thank you for posting, His Family will be in our thoughts and Prayers.
Always had a Smile on his face and a KIND Hello!
Rest Peacefully Sal

Anna & Paul Smit
Doubleplay Classic
Jan. 30, 2013
mad dog
Men's 60
3929 posts
dang...sorry to hear this..sal was a great guy and ballplayer......knew of his ALS ....

again sorry to hear he has passed.....
Jan. 30, 2013
ricky bobby
2 posts
Sal was my friend and teamate for the last six years.Love to play the game,Great guy ,and he'LL BE MISSED.
Jan. 31, 2013
canIjack
Men's 60
321 posts
My thoughts and prayers to his family and the D&K Family. Sal was one heck of a hitter and I will miss him rolling around the Burbank league on Sunday mornings in his chair. He loved this game of softball.
Feb. 4, 2013
Silva
1 posts
Hi everyone,

I'm Tammy, Sal Silva's daughter. My brother found this message board under Dad's "Favorites". Thanks Phillip for posting the news about Dad. Thanks everyone for all your thoughts, prayers, and memories of Dad. We are still planning a memorial, and I'll post the details here. About a week before Dad died, this article came out about ALS, and features Dad. Please take a read....there are some pix of Dad at bat......

http://www.discoveriesmagazine.org/als-in-the-strike-zone/

Thanks,
Tammy Silva

Feb. 5, 2013
DMac
Men's 60
185 posts
Great article, Tammy. Thanks for sharing it and thank you for sharing your Dad with us. We really miss him.
Feb. 20, 2013
Themikeyman
Men's 60
2 posts
I found out just this last Sunday that Sal had passed away. We became friends thru different tournaments, Sunday mornings in Burbank, and then on Tues and Thurs BP in Burbank. He was an amazing ball player that could do it all. When the ALS hit him, he would still come out and hit even if it was not up to his standards. Watching him was unbelievable. I will miss him. By the way Tammy, that was a great article on your dad.

Mike Baird
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