Obituary: Robert "Pete" Silva, February 2, 1936 – October 21, 2011 |

Obituary: Robert "Pete" Silva, February 2, 1936 – October 21, 2011

In Loving Memory of Robert Silva, known to everyone as “Pete,” passed away Friday, October 21, 2011 after a long fight with cancer. A true Truckee local for 54 years retired from Truckee Donner PUD after 35 years.

Pete leaves behind a wife, Dottie Silva, after 42 years of marriage, 6 children (Fred Coates of Portola, Randy Silva of Reno, Debbie Higginbotham of Truckee, Dennis Silva of Reno, Peter Silva of Alaska, and Kathy Anderson of California), 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. And many, many friends.

One of dad’s greatest loves other than family was fishing every lake and reservoir in and around the Truckee area, as well as Pyramid Lake in Nevada.

“So Dad, go catch the big one in the sky” and always remember to smile, because we will always remember your smile and we will always know you will be there.

Service to be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 11:00 am at Tahoe Truckee Mortuary (530) 587-4342 located at 10126 Church Street, Truckee, California 96161.