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Illiana Silva , Age: 49
May 12, 1970 -- January 21, 2020

Illiana Silva left the physical world unexpectedly on January 21, 2020. She is survived by her son Seth Ablao, mother Ana Silva, brother Daniel Silva and family (Ivette Silva, wife; Jonathan Rock, nephew; and his four children: Yaracelis Silva, niece; Gabriel Silva, nephew; Leilani Casiano, niece; Ray Casiano, nephew) and sister Cristina Pacheco and family (Sigrfedo Pacheco Jr., husband; Kayla Pacheco, niece; Jalen and Glenda Pacheco, nephew and his wife; Ariana Pacheco, niece; Jacob Pacheco, nephew) as well as her many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends near and far.


Illiana was a beloved friend and mentor to many, including loving ex-husband and Seth’s father, David Ablao.  She was so very loved by her community. As an extremely talented singer, Illiana was a celebrated member of theatre communities The Silhouette players and The Edge of the Wood Theatre. 


 Although she departed this earth far too soon, she was able to achieve so much professionally and touched many lives during her accomplished career. Illiana obtained multiple masters degrees: Curriculum from DePaul University, Public Administration, and School Counseling from North Eastern University. She was a National Board certified teacher recipient in primary education and counseling. Illiana  worked at various educational institutions including Alfred Nobel Elementary School, Social Justice High School, Andrew Jackson Language Academy, and most recently, The Bridge International School at the Southeast Asia Center.

Family and friends will gather on Saturday, Janaury 25th at Olson Burke/Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center, 6467 N Northwest Hwy Chicago for a Memorial Visitation from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm


John and Nancy Ablao January 22, 2020

Enter your relationship with Illiana Silva Portage , Michigan

Dear Silva Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. May you find peace in the warm memories that are left behind. All ours to you and yours, John and Nancy Ablao

Nora Downing January 23, 2020

Friend Skokie , Illinois

David, I have no words. You and Illiana cross my mind regularly as good friends who I donn't get to see nearly enough. Her voice, smile and laughter are what stay with me. I am so, so sorry. Know you and Seth will be ok, in time. Love, Nora

Tree January 24, 2020

Sister-ish LOVELAND , Colorado

I loved Illi. A beautiful soul. Anna, Christina, Danny, Davy n Seth, know she was loved by so many.

Tree and Bill January 24, 2020

Sister-ish LOVELAND , Colorado

Love illi, so wish you were still here. Davy, Seth, Christina and Danny and Anna. My heart with you all

Barbara Bachmura January 24, 2020

Friend Chicago , Illinois

Illiana was a beautiful soul. She is no longer fighting the demons. May she rest in peace. She is now a beautiful angel watching over all that loved her. My deepest sympathies to her family. Love you illiana.

Ana Herrera January 24, 2020

Coworker Chicago , Illinois

My deepest condolences for your loss. Illiana was an awesome mentor and friend. She genuinely cared for the community and students of our school. She and her talent will be missed.

Brandy Peterson January 25, 2020

Friend/Battle Buddy Pottstown , Pennsylvania

Illiana is such an amazingly beautiful soul and while I only spent a short season with her, it felt like I had known her for a lifetime. Her strength, courage, and kindness made a difference in the lives of so many. She is a true warrior! I’m so sorry for your loss! RIP Illi... I know that you’re in a better place watching over us.

Tom Butterfield January 25, 2020

work Chicago , Illinois

I worked with Illiana at Peterson and she was always kindhearted with a smile on her face. I was very saddened to hear her passing. My deepest condolences to her family and friends who knew her well.

Mathew Ditto January 25, 2020

Friend and Colleague Chicago , Illinois

Illiana is a lighthouse whose light continues to shine brightly for those who were touched by her wisdom and kindness.

Dino Lalic January 25, 2020

Enter your relationship with Illiana Silva Enter your city ,

Sorry for your loss never easy losing anybody.

Joey and Eileen January 26, 2020

Friends Chicago , Illinois

So very sorry to hear about this beautiful persons passing. We will remember her warmth, kindness and fantastic spirit with much love and gratitude. We are blessed she touched our lives. God bless.

Kathy Wood January 26, 2020

Friend Des Plaines , Illinois

My sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved Iliana. Her presence lit up a room. She possesed a sweet and beautiful soul which is finallu at peace. We will miss her.

Lisa Thomas February 04, 2020

Appreciative parent Chicago , Illinois

I am truly sorry for your loss. I respected Ms. Silva as a professional and believed her to have a passion for helping children in a way that comes natural and many are unable to do. I’m positive that those who knew her well will miss her bright spirit and compassionate heart.

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