Silvia B. Lopez

10/19/1927 - 04/21/2024


Obituary For Silvia B. Lopez

Silvia B. Lopez, 96, of Danville, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 21, 2024, at her residence. She was born October 19, 1927, in Manila, Philippines; a daughter of the late Manuel Bernabe and Jacinta Austria.

Silvia graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1952 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration in 1955.

She was married to her high school sweetheart the late Ubaldo “Wally” Lopez who preceded her in death on April 30, 2005. They were married on April 18, 1956, in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States later that year.

Silvia was an advocate of higher education and was a teacher in the Philippines and an eighth-grade teacher for St. Joseph Catholic School, Danville. She also started the St. Joseph Student Council in 1965.

Silvia was a consummate hostess and took great pride in her home. Besides entertaining, she enjoyed playing card games such as Bridge, Mahjongg, studying history and fashion and having lively political discussions. Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her loving daughter, A. Grace Lopez (Steven Engel) of Washington, DC and her sisters; Adoracion and Aurora, of the Philippines.

In addition to her parents and husband, Silvia was preceded in death by her brothers; Ernesto, Romulo, Ruben, and Fernando and one sister, Zenaida.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 68 Center Street, Danville, PA, with Father Timothy J. Marcoe as celebrant. Friends will be received from 09:00-09:45am in St. Hubert’s Chapel. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Danville.

The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic School, Attn: Tuition Assistance, 1027 Ferry Street, Danville, PA 17821.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.


27 Apr


09:00 AM - 09:45 AM

St. Hubert's Chapel @ St. Joseph Catholic Church 68 Center Street Danville, PA 17821 Get Directions »
27 Apr

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Joseph Catholic Church 68 Center Street Danville, Pennsylvania 17821 Get Directions »
27 Apr

Final Resting Place

11:15 AM

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Bloom Road Danville, PA 17821 Get Directions »
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  • 05/03/2024

    Dearest Grace and Steve, I just saw the Tex that your mom had passed.I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother always told wonderful stories. Your mother is enjoying her new life now young and healthy , full of love and joy . To you and family love and prayers Cheryl frits

  • 04/25/2024

    Tita Silvia was the kindest and sweetest person. We'll miss her dearly. Love, Prayers and Deepest Condolences to her and to the family.

  • 04/25/2024

    Tita Sil has led a rich and beautiful life. She has loved and has been loved the end that's what matters most. Tita Sil is now happy with Tito Baby! Please accept our heartfelt condolences, Gracie & Steve and the Bernabe family. Tight hugs and prayers.🙏 Love, Chiqui & JP Herrera-Labado

  • 04/25/2024

    Condolence to you Gracie and Steve.. We pray for the eternal repose of Tita Sil.. God bless.. Herrera Family

  • 04/24/2024

    With our deepest sympathy at your time of sorrow dear Gracie, Steve and relatives .. may the happy memories of your mom helps to lessen the pain of losing a love one 🙏💕❤️ Love Corteza family

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