Fernando DaSILVA
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Fernando DaSilva, 91, died March 5, 2012, in Cape Coral, FL. Born June 25, 1920, in Brazil, DaSilva immigrated to the US with his family in 1959. Settling in the Chicago North Suburbs, he became a successful commercial illustrator and fine arts painter. His career spanned six decades and included syndicated newspaper comic features such as Rex Morgan, MD and Wrigley's "Fun Facts". Mr. DaSilva is survived by his wife, Muriel, Children, Luiz (Helen), Roy, Linda (Charles) Magruder; grandchildren, Lauren, Adam, Sean and Holly; great-granddaughter, Piper. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Maria Luisa and Elizabeth. A private memorial service will be held in Vernon Hills, IL.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 18, 2012.
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March 23, 2012
Lou & Helen,
Sorry to read of your father's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Marcy LoCascio
March 20, 2012
I remember meeting your father like it was yesterday, although it was many moons ago. I remember feeling a great sense of respect for him and for your whole Brazilian family upon that first handshake. My father too recently passed away. Wishing you and your family peace and blessings in carrying on in your father's great footsteps. Sincerely, Michael Buckley (Edgewater, Maryland)
March 19, 2012
Dear DaSilva Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I loved Fernando like he was my own father. I feel blessed to have known him and to have felt his love.
Mary DaSilva
March 19, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the DaSilva Family during this difficult time. God bless Muriel and her family, I know He has already blessed Fernando. May he rest in peace.
Harlene & Bill Magruder
March 18, 2012
Sincerest Sympathies to the entire family. I have very fond memories of Fernando and the smiles he put on my face with his unique sense of humor. He was a very talented man in his art but also in so many other areas of his life. He was the best BBQ chef I know. I will miss standing by his side sharing stories, jokes and tasty tid bits he would carve off whatever he was grilling at the time...especially his whole hams!! He showed me how the Brazzilian people enjoyed life and their zest for fun, music and dancing!! The music and the foods all blended together to create some of the best times I have experienced in my life. I am sure everyone will miss him, but so long as we carry these memories in our hearts, he will live on. He is now with his Mother and beloved daughters. I am sure all of us left behind, especially Muriel and the entire imediate family, are suffering his loss, but we all can be grateful for having had the opportunity to have this special man touch our lives and make them so much more interesting and full. May God Bless the Family and help heal the pain of his loss and may we all share in keeping Fernando alive in our hearts and in our daily lives!

Steve and Gretchen Bachner
Steve Bachner
March 18, 2012
God Bless you Dad. You lived a long life but more importantly, you lived a BIG life. Through your paintings and body of work you leave behind a beautiful legacy that will live on long after you. We miss you Dad. Love, Linda
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