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Funeral Services Set for Luis Silva, Victim in Saturday's Crash

A resident of San Juan Capistrano, Silva worked for a local barbershop. His services are open to the public.

Luis Silva's picture at a San Juan Capistrano barbershop where he worked. Photo courtesy of Sally Rather.
Luis Silva's picture at a San Juan Capistrano barbershop where he worked. Photo courtesy of Sally Rather.

Originally posted 10:55 a.m. Dec. 12, 2013.

Funeral services for Luis Silva, killed in a horrific accident in San Clemente this past weekend, are Thursday and Friday and are open to the public.

Silva was one of four who perished when the car he was a passenger in slammed into two light posts and a palm tree, splitting the car in half. A fifth person, whom CBS2 identified as Josephine Garcia of San Clemente, survived.

Silva, 22, worked as a barber in San Juan Capistrano. His father works at Mission San Juan Capistrano.

The rosary/viewing will be at 7 pm, Thursday at Lesneski Mortuary, 640 S El Camino Real in San Clemente, said family friend Sally Rather. Services will be held at Mission Basilica at 1 p.m. on Friday. There will be a reception with food in the church gym after the services. 

Rather added that El Adobe had a "Taco Tuesday" benefit Tuesday to raise funds for the families of the four who died.

Matthew Keune December 11, 2013 at 06:52 PM
My condolences to his family. He was a good barber and always super friendly. RIP
Mechelle Lawrence Adams December 11, 2013 at 08:29 PM
Spoke with our good friend Jose, the father of Luis, who works at the Mission. He said the patch did not speak to his family about posting the video. I want to set record straight. He was upset about it. Thanks to all who have supported this wonderful family. Jose, his dad, works at the Mission and is a valued member of our work family. We will be there to support him. And his wife and daughter.
sallyg_rather December 12, 2013 at 03:15 AM
Our good friend has so many friends in San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente and all over! Luis is very much loved and he came from a wonderful family. God bless them and keep them in the days ahead.

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