Joseph ‘Joe’ Charles Silva


Joseph “Joe” Charles Silva passed away quietly at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 20; he was 67.
Joe was born in Chelsea, Mass., on Aug. 27, 1951, to Manuel and Clair Silva. He was the oldest of 10 children.
Joe and Susan bought their first home in Pagosa Springs in 2002 and finally retired here in 2016. His love for Pagosa Springs was very evident in his life by “showing off the town” to family and friends at every opportunity.
Joe loved his Harley Davidson motorcycle that he bought new in 1977. He was lovingly known as “Mr. Fix It” by his family. Joe enjoyed kayaking, playing the guitar and fishing, and watching his favorite sports teams, the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter Jennifer Nelson and niece Elizabeth Jonsson.
Joe is survived by his wife, Susan; children: Josey (Todd) Later, Jeremy (Jeska) Silva and Cassie (Danny) Porter; four grandchildren: Lilly, Olivia, Ben and Weston; nine siblings: Jerry, Dan, Marie, Andy, David, Holly, Darlene, Theresa and Chris; and many nieces and nephews, as well as extended family and friends all over the country.
Interment will be at a later date in Arizona at Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens.
He was a gentle soul and will be greatly missed and remembered by all those who knew him.