Benjamin Silva, 49, of Toppenish died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Toppenish Community Hospital.

He was born on March 31, 1958, the son of Domingo and Guadalupe (Gonzalez) Silva in Texas. Benjamin spent his early years in Texas and later moved with his family in 1968 to Grandview.

He is survived by two sisters, Oralia Hernandez of Grandview and Maricela Garcia of Sunnyside; three brothers, Eleazar Silva of Grandview and Leonardo Silva, both of Grandview, and Pedro Sandoval of California; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Domingo and Guadalupe Silva; and two brothers, Vicente Silva and Israel Silva.

Viewing and visitation will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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