Michael David Silver

February 27, 1995 ‒ December 17, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Michael David Silver, 22, of Delaware passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, December 17, 2017 in the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born on February 27, 1995 in Hamilton County and worked for Gabby’s Place and Meyer’s Green Services in Lewis Center.

Michael was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and he was an avid scout until the age of 17. He enjoyed motorcycles, shooting and spending time with his canine companion, Addie. Always with a smile on his face, Michael was described as fun loving, genuine, kind, tender-hearted and compassionate. It was often said that when Michael was around you know you were going to have a good time.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother, Cathy (Steve) Sheets of Delaware; father, David Silver of Tulsa, Oklahoma; maternal grandparents, Greg and Rosalie Clarke of Ballston Lake, NY; paternal grandparents, William and Marelene Silver of Livermore, CA; grandmother, Mary Lou Sheets of Marengo; aunts, Jude (Tony) Clarke of Tucson, Arizona, Shauna (Daniel) Faulk of Morgan Hill, California, Cindy Sheets of Marengo, Becky Weiss and fiance’ Vernon of Old Monroe, Missouri; nephew, Luke Kunkle of Richwood; numerous cousins and a host of friends.

Michael was preceded in death by his step-sister Cherri Sheets and his grandfather James L. Sheets.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 5 – 7 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 15 Rockcreek Drive, Delaware and where services celebrating Michael’s life will follow at 7:00 pm with Bishop Brent Morgan officiating.

Contributions in Michael’s memory may be made to the Humane Society of Delaware County, 4920 St. Rt. 37 East, Delaware, OH 43015 or the Delaware County Dog Shelter, 4781 County Home Rd, Delaware, OH 43015.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.

To share a fond memory of Michael or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Cathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I will never forget Mike’s big smile. He is forever one of my SACC kids that left an imprint on my heart. – Clay

  • Cathy, offering my deepest sympathy and prayers. The picture you shared of Michael looks exactly like the young boy I remember at East. He was very sweet and loving. Michael always had a smile to share.

  • We will forever be grateful Michael was able to come out for his cousin Ashley’s wedding. It meant so much to all of us to have that time with him. He was always so kind and happy and willing to jump in to work hard wherever he was needed. He will be sorely missed!

  • I will forever remember that little vampire with his beaming grin at the Halloween party. I have that picture of him standing with Leah and Lizabeth. My heart breaks for you. May Heavenly Fathers angels watch over you . Big hugs lady.
    Love Ronda Rose

  • Oh my dearest, dearest Cathy. I am so very, very sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. He was so young, so kind – hearted to all around him. He was such a wonderful young man who had a big heart and nothing but love to all. I know the joy he brought to you. Everytime he walks in the room, his light shines and your eyes light up. I am in such shock to hear of his passing. I will always remember his gentle spirit, a little rowdy, but always full of life and passion. He was such a good spirit! He will forever be missed but NEVER forgotten. We love you Michael. May the Lord guide you home. May the Lord comfort you and Steve and his loved ones.

  • Prayers & love to Cathy, Steve, David & all the family. We will forever miss Micheal’s kind and loving presence on this earth. God be with you Big Mike until we meet again.

  • Cathy, our thoughts, prayers and love are with you. Michael had a beautiful smile and a beautiful spirit. I pray that your memories will be a comfort to you and your family in the days and years to come. We love you! Annie and Steve

  • My heart is breaking for you, Cathy! In my 37 years of teaching, Michael will remain one of my students I will always remember. So bright, so cute, so full of life, and a tad bit ornery! In his short time on this earth, Michael has left a lasting imprint on the hearts of those whose lives he touched, especially mine. My thoughts and prayers are with you, my friend.

    Much love,

  • Oh mikey!! My heart aches, it’s broken and empty… you were such a vibrant,exuberant soul.. your smile and enthusiasm brought life to my place everyday you stepped in… I am so grateful to have had you in my life these last 4 years!! Cathy I am so sorry for all of this, how I wish I could have had more to give and more time with Mikey.. I loved him so… R.I.P. my little buddy!!!

  • Cathy, my heart aches for your loss! May your faith, family, friends and wonderful memories comfort you. I will never forget Michael and the good times we had at BV East ❤

  • Steve and family so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Eric,Shawn,Autumn,J.R. Hayes

  • Cathy,
    My heart is breaking for your loss. Michael was such a happy child and I will always remember how he touched my life. He always had a smile and an ornery look in his eye.
    He will always be remembered for all the good times we, his past teachers, had with him at BVE.
    With my deepest sympathy to you and the family. Prayers and hugs

  • Mike I know we both had some bumpy times back then you we’re always trying to take me down in the pool at scouts but you couldn’t. And to let you know mike Why did you sleep outside in the cold ice snow at the james place. I’ll keep my prayers for you and your family. And man time flies by 17-18 years we’ve known each other.

  • Oh Cathy, I’m so sorry to hear about this. I too just lost a son at the age of 31, so I know just what you are going through.
    Please try to keep in mind, he has gone home to be with his heavenly father and he is happy there.
    God lets us enjoy these wonderful souls for a time and then calls them home.

    If you need to talk, I’m available. I’ll pm you on fb the number.

  • Cathy and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of Michael always creating a fun time for those around him in scouts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

    Love you,

    The Wiemer’s

  • My condolences to the entire family. Mike was a great employee that gave his all every day and usually had a smile on his face every morning. He had a bright future at MGS that was sadly cut short. He will be missed greatly.

    Gary Shumaker

  • My sincere condolences to your entire family.
    Mikey was kind in a world where that is not that common any more. His smile was contagious and he made going to work looked forward to for both my daughters Carsyn and Camryn.
    He will be missed tremendously and remembered fondly. May he rest in peace and may you find comfort in that he was loved and a true friend to both my girls.

  • Cathy-

    We will dearly miss “Your Blonde Ambassador”. He won many hearts with his endearing charm and adorable cuteness. I am forever grateful for memories made by our families on South Street. Sending you my heartfelt sympathies.

    Haley Leonard

  • I’m so sorry for your loss! In the short time that we were blessed with his presence, he made a big impact on my whole families hearts’. And he will truly be missed! He will never be forgotten! Please know that I’m here if ever you need me.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your terrible loss! I can’t even imagine the pain. When I think of Michael I think of him at Great Grandma and Great Grandpa’s 80/90 birthday party at the Church. He was so cute! That was definitely a while ago but still a very warm memory. I am sure your hearts are full of wonderful memories. I hope that they will help carry you through this painful time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
    Barbara and Nick

  • Cathy, We are so sorry and shocked also to hear of Michael’s death. I only met him three times but for more than twenty two years we were kept abreast of his coming and goings through your Mom and Dad. We too have but one grandchild and we loved telling each other about their accomplishments…graduations, first jobs, apartments etc. so we feel like we knew him. We are feeling so sad for you, Greg, Rosalie, the rest of his family and those with whom he shared his time. Carmen and Dick GilmanC

  • Cathy & Steve , we’re so very sorry for your loss . You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    John , Yvonne, Tommy , Jackie Penny

  • Cathy, Dave, Steve, and everyone:
    Michael could not have been loved more. His smile is still there, looking down on you. When you feel him with you do not doubt; families are forever. I once sat in an emergency room, too. I know that there is an afterlife. This is the reason we will be watched over. Words are not good enough.

  • Holding Michael’s family in the light during this difficult time. Sending them all the love and support in the world.

  • Cathy; Nicholas and I were so sad to hear of Michael’s passing. We will be holding you up in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s Love sorround you with His Comfort and Peace.

  • Cathy and Steve,
    I am incredibly sorry for the loss of your Michael, and for the pain that brings you. Sending healing thoughts.

  • Cathy and Steve,

    Rebecca and I are deeply grieved by you loss.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Doug Rutledge

  • Dear Cathy and Steve,

    Rebecca and I are grieving for your loss.

    You are in our thought and prayers.

  • My thoughts and prayers be with all. May your soul be at peace Mikey. You were always a genuine spirited person and welcoming friend and I shall always know that to be true. I pray your light still shines bright to those that you had effect on in the world. That your memory remain strong and of good with all. Rest easy.

  • Cathy and loved ones,
    We are so so sorry for your loss. It must be so hard, words cannot express. Our thoughts and prayers are for you. May you find comfort in knowing there is a plan and families can be together forever.
    Bonnie & Jerry Goodson

  • Cathy and Steve,
    I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My heart hurts for you. Sending prayers for comfort with the memories he has left.

  • Dearest Cathy-
    I am so shocked to hear about Michael.
    I don’t have any words. Know I love you.
    Wish I could be with you. Hug your parents 💔. You and Steve take care of each other . You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Meg

  • Cathy, I was very saddened to hear of Michael’s passing. He is a student I will always remember- with that cute little face and bright eyes. You are in my thoughts and prayers.