Edmund Silverman, 81


SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – Edmund Jordan Silverman died April 2 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica. He was the beloved husband for 42 years to the late Marsha (Gerzog) Silverman and devoted father of three. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Samuel Morris and Bessie (Israel) Silverman. 

Ed attended the University of Rhode Island, before enlisting into the US Army in 1963. He served in Kitzingen, Germany in the Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry. Their Motto, “Can Do!” After the Army, he graduated from RIC, Cum Laude, with a degree in Mathematics in 1967.

Edmund lived in Los Angeles, California, for over 30 years, previously in South Florida. He was a systems analyst, working as a renowned expert in all things DSS for life insurance companies for 50 years, most recently for Pacific Life.

He loved spending time with family, going on family vacations and long dinners with lively discussions about politics, technology and current events. Ed was a Red Sox fan with an encyclopedic knowledge of all things baseball. Always thinking of those less fortunate, he gave food to the homeless every chance he had.

He was the devoted father of Robert Silverman and his wife, Jamie, of Beverly Hills, California, Steven Silverman and his wife, Elzie, of Beverly Hills, and Rachel Silverman of Westwood, California. He was the loving grandfather of Joshua and Alexander Silverman. He was the dear brother of Arlene (Mel) Landesberg of Delray Beach, Florida, Lois Cohen of Cranston, and Linda (Jack) Winkleman of Wallingford, Connecticut. He was the dear brother-in-law of Philip (Lynda) Gerzog.  

Burial was held in Lincoln Park Cemetery, Warwick. Contributions may be made to: LA Food Bank, www.lafoodbank.org