David Gregory da Silva

David Gregory da Silva, 62, resident of Houston, Texas, passed away after a nearly year-long battle with glioblastoma multiforme brain cancer on August 27, 2023, in League City, Texas.  He was born in Binghamton, New York, to Anibal J. da Silva and Grete da Silva on December 11, 1960.  David graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1979, a lifetime resident of Harris County, and certified as a diesel mechanic by trade – having worked for Stewart and Stevenson, Metro, and CCISD, after having served a short stint in the U.S. Navy.

He was also quite a talented and private artist in every sense of the word, no matter the medium – he could create incredible things, such as a mural of KISS he painted on his bedroom wall in the late 1970s, and wood burning/carvings and drawings, among numerous other things.  As an avid naturalist, he learned the names of numerous migrating birds he watched and photographed hummingbirds by the hundreds that he fed in his yard regularly.  He also enjoyed playing street hockey as a kid being quite a formidable goalie, and enjoyed watching pro football as well.

In his later years, he took care of his mother, and then his father until their passing, for which the family is quite appreciative.

Although David never married, nor had children, he leaves behind a large family (his brother Daniel, and sisters Ursula, Florinda, Sylvia and Gloria and their spouses and children), as well as his friends – both from high school, and throughout his career.

In his honor, David has requested a simple memorial of his own choosing, with opportunities for story-telling, to be held on September 23, 2023, at the Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 East Main Street, League City, Texas. Visitation is scheduled from 11am – 1pm CT, with a memorial service from 1-2pm CT.

In lieu of flowers, David and his brother request donations in his name to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Glioblastoma Foundation, or the American Cancer Society.


  1. Rest in Peace David. You were a “cool” kid and always smiling.

    Kay Hyle
  2. Dave was really a great neighbor, because if he could ever help you, he would and did. I live directly across the street in front of Dave’s house, my dog is still waiting for Dave to come home, so he can run across the street to be rubbed and run back. I watched Dave take care of his dad lovingly before he passed. Dave would be doing yard work and always go in the house to watch wheel of Fortune with his dad. It was really sweet. One of my managers remembered Dave working at Home Depot and said he was a really hard worker and he really liked him. Dave you are totally missed. I’m sorry this had to happen, but I know you’re at peace. Wishing your family peace, and Daniel I know you did your best to keep Dave comfortable though this transition. ❤️ Taryn, Alex, Aryn and Cali! ( I’m still looking across the street too 😔)

    Taryn Waddle
  3. Sincere condolences to the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God provide the necessary peace and comfort to your family and friends during this difficult time. Please remember these words of encouragement from the Bible: “ Jesus plainly told her: “I am the resurrection and the life. He that exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.” —John 11:20-25.

    Ruby Bell
  4. I’m sure where ever you are right now, anyone within earshot is hearing the legendary stories of “Bad Company”! Say hello to Gordie for all of us. Peace to you my brother and peace to the entire da Silva family.

    Jeff Miller
  5. Dear Mr. Dave, you were one of the first to greet us when we first moved in across the street. You at our table for many meals and holidays. You embraced our kids like loving uncle. You gave many great conversations and your enthusiasm for nature was educational and sometimes funny, when you saw a bird that you just had to photograph you made sure you got it even if it meant walking in front a car. The kids will miss waving hello and yelling “hey Mr Dave” but it’s not goodbye neighbor it’s see ya in a while.

    The sonniers
  6. Thinking of David’s family at this time, sorry for your loss.

    Telina Taborda
  7. David was like a brother to me … Was my big brother . My Father was his mentor at Metro which made him family. It seemed like in the years that we knew each other it was a whole lifetime but all who know Dave .. know … That you Live life with him because everything is extra . David was the brother I never had and just made my life extra . It will not be less because he is physically not with me but continue to be Extra because he is in my heart and mind. You can o remove the seasoning from the soup once it is in there it will forever be a part of the soup. Thank you David for being a part of the soup that we all share .
    You’ll always be my Big Brother


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