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.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 18, 2012.