Charles M. Silverman, 84


RIVERSIDE, R.I. – Charles M. Silverman, of Riverside, previously of E. Providence, Bristol, E. Greenwich and Providence, died Sept. 13. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Maningo) Silverman, to whom he had been married for 10 years. He was born in Providence, a son of the late William and Mildred (Marx) Silverman.

A 1948 graduate of Hope High School, he was a U.S. Air Force veteran having served during the Korean conflict. He was the manager of the former Heller & Co. of Providence, a manufacturer of gold rings. He was the owner of the former Allyn’s Products Inc. of Providence, a wholesale sports fishing and tackle company. A self-employed artist specializing in lighthouse prints; he was a serious amateur photographer, an avid striper fisherman and sailor. He was involved in Operation Clean Sweep and was a co-founder of Operation Clean Government and was a longtime lobbyist at the Rhode Island State House.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Linda and David Shefler, Alan and Claudia Silverman and Laura Silverman; his step-children, Allan Rey, Amadis Ann and Aisobelle Joy; as well as his brother Michael H. Silverman, 4 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren and 1 great-grandson.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.