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Gary Silverman

Interment: 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 19, 2022

Location: Shalom Memorial Park, Huntingdon Valley, PA

Gary Steven Silverman, 70, of Newport News, VA passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2022 after a brief illness in a major medical center in Newport News. Gary was born to the late Dr. Edward and Rosalind Silverman in Philadelphia, PA.

During his youth, Gary enjoyed accomplishment in playing the trombone in the Philadelphia All City Band in high school and again at Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh as a student from Carnegie Mellon University. He also enjoyed riding the trolley in Philadelphia with his childhood friends.

Gary’s professional career as a creative designer and product developer spanned 40 years. He was employed by three major toy manufacturers including a major publishing company.

Gary was an exceptional family man. He was well known for his easy-going demeanor and possessed a pleasant and intelligent manor when dealing with stressful situations. Travel, astronomy, hiking and music were Gary’s favorite pass times. He also enjoyed snorkeling with his wife on cruises and in parts of Florida.

Gary was preceded in death by both of his parents and his step-mother, Lee Abrahamson -Silverman. He is survived by his devoted wife, Joan Silverman of Newport News, VA sharing 39 years of blissful marriage; his two beautiful daughters, Denise M. Leeper of Racine, WI and Marisa L. Silverman of Southington, CT; his brother, Howard Silverman of Philadelphia, PA and two nephews, Ian Silverman of Los Angeles, CA and Jeffrey (Scott) Silverman of Brooklyn, NY. Gary is also survived by six adoring grandchildren, whom he cherished, Gabriella Beyer, Benjamin Beyer, Samuel Beyer, Gianna Silas, Eva and Bella Silas. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

Gary’s Interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Shalom Memorial Park, 25 Byberry Rd, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006.

Any charitable donations can be made to an organization of choice in honor of Gary Silverman.

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#2 A &S Apter 2022-09-18 15:19
Deepest condolences to all the family. Remembering the good times visiting with you when we lived in New England- from Bristol and Windsor CT to your homes in MA and family celebrations. We still have some toys Gary brought for the kids- Monopoly Millenium and Bop It! Know we're thinking of you and may his memory be for a blessing. Love from cousins Susan and Alan in Maryland.
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#1 Joan 2022-09-15 19:34
We will meet again someday. Love, Joan
When we are young, it is cheers to the years.
When we are old, it is tears to the years
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