Col Bernard Silverman
Born 1922 in Richmond, VA
Died 10/13/2013


Bernard Silverman, formerly of DeWitt, NY, died peacefully on October 29, 2013 at the age of 91. Born in Richmond, VA, he began college at Virginia Tech at age 16 and received a BS in Engineering in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII as an officer in the Signal Corps in the China-Burma-India corridor and remained in the Army Reserves until retirement. He attained the rank of Colonel. Thanks to the GI Bill he attended graduate school at University of Illinois, earning a PhD in Electrical Engineering. He began his engineering career in the 1950s at GE in Syracuse, NY. He later joined the faculty at Syracuse University, where he taught for more than 20 years. In his younger days, he enjoyed sailing on Cazenovia Lake, and playing squash with his University colleagues. He enjoyed reading history as well as keeping up with all areas of science. Above all he valued education and was most proud of establishing a scholarship at his college Alma Mater. He was predeceased by his wife, Hilda (Wasserman), and two sisters.
He is survived by his daughters, Lisa Kravitz of Fairfax, VA and Elaine Silverman, MD of Plainfield, NH, as well as four grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Birnbaum Funeral Chapel, 1909 E. Fayette Street. Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 10 a.m. at the chapel on Tuesday prior to the service. Burial will be in Beth El Cemetery.

If you would like to honor Bernie\\'s life, please support public and higher education at every opportunity.

Published Syracuse Post Standard from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, 2013
Burial Location
Hilda (Wasserman) Silverman
Born 1927
Died 1998