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Daniel Paiva
June 16, 1952-August 9, 2011

Daniel Paiva, born June 16, 1952 to Rita and Edwin Paiva in Oakland, passed on August 9, 2011. Dan is preceded in death by his father Edwin Paiva.

Dan leaves behind his wife of  23 years, Melanie Paiva, his eight children whom he adored, Sharmaine Bouche (Daniel), Summer Paiva, Tanzi Paiva, Angelina Paiva, Angelo Paiva, Isaiah Paiva, Apollonia Paiva, and Anthony Paiva and one grandchild Kiera Bouche. His mother is Rita Paiva, sisters Darlene (Rod) Eggelston and Sue Allen and his brother Harold Paiva (Sandy).

Daniel grew up in San Leandro and attended the local schools. His first career was a machinist working for different com-panies in the bay area. Dan accepted Christ into his life in the first years of Dan and Melanie's marriage and decided to go into ministry. Dan ran "Crossroads Neighborhood Outreach" for over 10 years. While running the outreach program, Dan and his staff helped clothe and feed many families, ran a counseling program helping troubled teens as well as families. With the outreach program, Dan always looked forward to the large Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings that ministered to hundreds of families throughout the years.

Dan loved telling others about His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Often times, Dan would go out with his tool box to help a broken down motorist just to share the love of the Lord with them. Dan went on to attend University of Phoenix where he earned his B.A. degree. He then became a social worker helping many foster kids and their families. Throughout the span of Dan and Melanie's marriage they fostered several children, six of them which they adopted and loved deeply as a part of their family.  Dan was loved by many and will be dearly missed. Knowing that Dan is walking side by side with the Lord enjoying the won-ders of  heaven brings comfort to all that knew and loved Dan.

Mr. Paiva's services are under the direction of P.L. Fry & Son. A memorial celebration will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 850 J St., Lathrop. An online guest book is available for condolences and special messages to the family at In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Grace Community Church, 850 J St., Lathrop, CA 95330 or a charity of choice.

Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, August 12, 2011