Dorothy Ada Silverman

dorothy silverman
Dorothy Silverman, 83, passed away on May 8, 2007 at Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. She will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery next to her husband of 58 years, Irving Silverman. There will be a graveside service on May 14, 2007, at 9:00 a.m.

Dorothy was born and grew up in Meriden, Connecticut with her brother Myron, sister Fayette and parents Joseph and Sarah and, after Sarah's passing at an early age, her stepmother Jessie. Her large and close family, and especially her four aunts, helped raise the children. Dorothy attended Meriden High School where she was voted 'Best Orator.' During World War II, Dorothy was 'payroll mistress' in defense materials factory and was promoted to efficiency supervisor, briefly attending Yale University for specialized training. When the soldiers returned she had to relinquish her position, but soon after, became reacquainted with Irving Silverman, the older brother of her best friend, Evelyn.

After the war, they were married in a memorable ceremony attended by many Meriden residents. Dorothy and Irving’s four children recall their parents’ devotion to each other and to the family. In later years, Dorothy’s severe arthritis and other health problems left her with physical limitations but Irving committed himself to every aspect of her care.

After her husbands death in 2005, Dorothy moved to Jacksonville, near her son, Richard and his family, Ginny, Tracy, Steve, Amy, Marvin, and their children, Kathryn, Elizabeth, and Madeline.

Dorothy is survived by her sister, Fayette Gordon, and by her children, Sherry Levitt and her husband Bill of Vienna, VA., Gail Silverman, Studio City, CA., Richard Silverman, Jacksonville and Joel Silverman and his wife Kelly, Sterling, VA., and grandchildren, Stephen, Katy, Matthew, Pamela, Daniel, and Jamie.

Memorial donations suggested to the Arthritis Foundation (1-800-283-7800 or

Funeral Home:

Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.

Vienna, VA

US 22180

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