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Salvador Silva III

May 14, 1996 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 23)

 


Salvador Silva III was born on May 14, 1996 to Sonja
Alvarez and Salvador Silva Jr. and was a beloved brother to
Francisco Alvarez and Nicolasa Silva. Salvador, better known as
Sal or BeBe, was a beautiful soul with his contagious smile and
heart of gold, and a laugh that would stay with you.
On August 1, 2019 we lost our beloved Salvador Silva, our
BeBe. Salvador was 23 years young and dealt with mental
illness for most of his life. He fought very hard against his
schizophrenia, so hard that he could only manage to push
through until it eventually led him to take his own life. However
despite his internal battle, he always kept a smile on his face. He
had a contagious laugh that filled any room he was in. He loved
his family very much, his mother, his siblings, his aunts, uncles,
and cousins and we loved him even more. He was an animal
lover that took care of every animal that crossed his path with
every ounce of love and compassion that he had in him. He
wanted nothing more but to enjoy his life with his family and
friends and that's all we wanted as well.
Salvador was very spiritual and connected best with his
native american roots. He spent tons of time learning and would
happily teach any listening ears. He was artistic, creative, poetic,
and nothing compared to his love for writing which he used to
better express his struggles and emotions. He wrote about pain
and love just as much as he wrote about wishes and dreams.
We’re very thankful to have some of Salvador’s writings and
pictures to remember him by.

 

A Poem by Salvador Silva

I seen a boy with his pockets full of dreams,
Always told you that this is what you need.

While he’s trying to do the best he can,
Just to become a perfect man.

Now that he emptied his pockets he says,
“Oh how it was so childish to think
that all those dreams could ever be,
for a moment it was a future
he could always see
.”

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