Services scheduled for Marine, Logan High grad killed in crash last week

Source: New Haven Unified School District in Union City

Memorial services are scheduled this week for James Logan High School graduate and U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Andrew Silva, who was killed early last Tuesday when his motorcycle was hit near the corner of Fremont Boulevard and Decoto Road in Fremont, by a car driven by a man who allegedly ran a red light while fleeing police. The man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and several other charges related to Lance Cpl. Silva’s death.

Lance Cpl. Silva, a leadership student and a football player who graduated from Logan in 2009, had just returned in February from active duty in Afghanistan, according to Logan House Principal Francis Rojas. He is survived by his wife, Julie Little Nguyen, who wasLogan’s student body president in 2009, and their 2-year-old son, Noah.

Visitation hours are from 2 to 10 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday at St. Anne Catholic Church, 32223 Cabello St., Union City. A funeral is scheduled at noon Friday at the church, with burial to follow at 1:30 p.m. at Chapel of the Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd.,Hayward.

Donations to help the family can be made at any Fremont Bank branch or by mail to Fremont Bank, Attn: Andrew Silva Memorial Account, P.O. Box 8170, Fremont, 94537-8170. Checks should be made payable to “Andrew Silva Memorial.”

Chris DeBenedetti