Edmund J. Silverman

DATELINE: Los Angeles, CA

Silverman, Edmund Jordan, 81, died Friday, April 2, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, CA. He was the beloved husband for 42 years to the late Marsha (Gerzog) Silverman and devoted father of three. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the son of the late Samuel Morris and Bessie (Israel) Silverman. Ed grew up in Cranston, Rhode Island and had a great time with his childhood friends. He graduated Cranston High School Class of 1957.  He graduated from Rhode Island College, Cum Laude with a BA in Mathematics in 1967. 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!” The 15th infantry has a history dating back to 1861 and the Civil War. They are still active with action in nearly every campaign since the Civil War. After his honorable service in the US Army, he entered Rhode Island College and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Mathematics in 1967.

Edmund lived in sunny Los Angeles, California for over 30 years, previously living in South Florida.   He was a Systems Analyst, working as the renowned expert in all things Decision Support Systems (DSS) consulting for major Life Insurance companies for almost 50 years. Most recently he worked for Pacific Life for nearly 25 years, retiring in 2020.   He loved spending time with his family, going on family vacations and having long dinners where he would have lively discussions about politics, the stock market, and current events. He was a great conversationalist with a fantastic sense of humor. He could strike up a conversation with strangers and become fast friends in a matter of minutes.  He was also an avid Red Sox fan and had an encyclopedic knowledge of all the rules of baseball. Always thinking of those less fortunate, Ed would make a point to drop off food to the homeless every chance he had.

Devoted father of Robert Silverman and his wife, Jamie, of Beverly Hills, CA, Steven Silverman and his wife, Elzie, of Beverly Hills, CA, and Rachel Silverman of Westwood, CA. Loving grandfather of Joshua and Alexander Silverman. Dear brother of Arlene (Mel) Landesberg of Delray Beach, FL, Lois Cohen of Cranston, RI, and Linda (Jack) Winkleman of Wallingford, CT. Dear brother-in-law to Philip (Lynda) Gerzog.  He also leaves many nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. EST in Lincoln Park Cemetery, 1469 Post Rd., Warwick, RI. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to: Los Angeles Food Bank, www.lafoodbank.org.  Shiva will be private.

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  1. Dirk Leu
    Apr 6, 2021

    I will miss my conversations with Ed and his insights. A tremendous loss.

  2. Donald Macdonald
    Apr 6, 2021

    Please accept my condolences.
    I think of Edmund when I walk past his house on Norwood Ave. I am almost certain that Edmund and I attended a birthday party at Dorothea Troupe’s house. Ed was fun to be with.

  3. Arnie Sallack
    Apr 6, 2021

    I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to the entire Silverman family. Ed and I worked together at Pacific Life and became very close friends as we worked together for 21 years and occasionally speaking in Yiddish to each other. My great friend will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

  4. Phyllis B. Solod
    Apr 7, 2021

    Lois and family,
    Sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace. Enjoy all the wonderful memories.
    Phyllis B. Solod

  5. Joe Sikias
    Apr 7, 2021

    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

  6. Susie Manners
    Apr 9, 2021

    Very sad to hear of his passing. God Bless him. May he Rest In Peace. Goodbyes are the toughest. I know he was a fine man.

  7. Andy Filipovits
    Apr 17, 2021

    I am so sorry to hear the passing of Ed. Ed and I served together in Kitzingen, Germany and became good friends. He was smart and generous, truly a good guy! We kept in touch for all these years. I will greatly miss our long phone conversations and will cherish the memories forever. ‘Can do!’ Rest Easy My Friend! My most heartfelt sympathies to the entire Silverman family…… Andy, Northampton, Pa.

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