Donald Thomas Silva
Apr 29, 1950 - Mar 13, 2021
East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park
9189 East Stockton Blvd.
Elk Grove , CA, 95624
April 29, 1950 – March 13, 2021
Don passed on March 13, 2021 at the age of 70. Preceded in death by his son John, his parents Parker
and Grace Silva. He is survived by his loving wife Debby, his daughter Jennifer, his four grandchildren,
his dear sister Pam, and many much-loved family and friends.
Don graduated from Kennedy High School and attended Sac State, and taught music at Sacramento City
College for over 30 years. He was a Drum and Percussion instructor for the Capitalaires all-girl Drum
Corps and Sacramento Freelancers Drum and Bugle Corps. He was exceptionally talented, he could play
any instrument and loved teaching and writing music.
His new mission takes him to a wonderful place where he will be socializing, dancing, and playing the
drums. Music, laughter, and love are guaranteed.
Due to the current pandemic, a Gravesite service at East Lawn on March 23, 2021 is for family only. A
Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.