Matt Sylva died July 24 at his home in Grass Valley. He was 51.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 6, at Chapel of the Angels Mortuary in Grass Valley. Interment will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Sylva was born Aug. 9, 1956, in Novato to Frank Sylva and June Anderson. He attended Nevada Union High School. He worked as a manager cook at Denny’s, Sizzler and Lyon’s. He enjoyed NASCAR, camping, fishing and gardening.

Mr. Sylva is survived by his daughters Trisha Gehrke of Belle Plaine, Minn., and Jackyn Sylva of Folsom; son, Derek Sylva of Excelsior, Minn.; granddaughter, Kylee June Gehrke of Belle Plaine, Minn.; sisters Darlene McCoy of Sacramento, Debbie Okey of Rohnert Park, and Pamala Anderson of Sparks, Nev.; brothers Mitch Sylva of Grass Valley, Mark Sylva of Antioch, Mike Sylva of Grass Valley and Martin Sylva of Vacaville; seven nephews and five nieces.

He was preceded in death by his mother, June Anderson, and father, Frank Sylva.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary.

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