In Memory

Bobby Silva - Class Of 1957

Bobby Silva






Old number 44 left us today after a long and gallant fight,

His aches and pains were healed as he crossed into Heavens light.

His mind was as sharp as ever and his memory was still the best,

His joyful time on earth is over and he deserves his eternal rest.

“Mr. Muscles” of 1957, Ft. Sumner sports fan, and so much more;

Hero in a “North-South” football game when he ran for the only score.

He never knew a stranger and has friends scattered throughout the land,

Making friends wherever he traveled and always giving a helping hand.

I’m sure Heaven is a little noisier now as old memories are renewed,

And surely there will be cheering as his many touchdowns are reviewed.

He wanted no services, no fanfare, to celebrate his many years on earth,

And Chano and Lois can rejoice again, and celebrate their son’s rebirth!

So, how do we honor our hero; and let the family know that we care?

Perhaps a “time capsule” of sorts, with stuff the family wants to share?

What to do with the “time capsule” and this idea is mine and mine alone!

FSHS Football Field, midnight, memorialized, buried in the south end zone!

Dale Burge, December, 2014



"Mr. Muscles, 1957"


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12/11/14 06:33 PM #1    

Dale Burge (1960)

Rest in peace old friend, you earned it......

12/12/14 09:39 AM #2    

Dale Burge (1960)

I received the following email from Alan ("Hoffer") Crownover about his last visit with Bobby Silva. Sad, but like Hoffer said, he's not in pain anymore. Bobby loved it when Hoffer visited; loved the jokes and catching up on the FS news.

On Wednesday before Bob passed away, I went into visit him. I had not seen him in a couple of months at least and needless to say when I walked into the room and saw him, I knew that he could not go on much longer. He was sleeping when I walked in or so I thought, and he opened his eyes and whispered to me. think he said "help me up" several times but I could not be sure and I went out in the hall and one of the care-givers went in. He said he could not understand him however he did give Bob some ice water and he said that was all he could do and it probably was. I am just glad that he did not have to suffer anymore. He spoke of you every time I went in there. You helped him so much through personal visits and giving others the importance to write letters, make phone calls and so on. So again thank you, I hope you and yours are doing well. Your friend, Hoffer

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