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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Edward Harmon Silverman

Edward Harmon Silverman

January 29, 1919 - October 21, 2017

Service Information Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills

Service Date: Thursday October 26th, 2017

Service Time: 10:00 am

Mount Sinai Hollywood Hills

5950 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, California 90068

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The Silverman family is sad to announce the death of their father, Edward H. Silverman.

Edward who was 98 years old passed away peacefully on October 21st 2017. Ed was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on January 29, 1919. He was surrounded by a strong Jewish upbringing and was Bar Mitzvahed. He was the fourth of five children (Alvin, Diane, Rita, and Lester), and the last surviving sibling. Ed had a fine voice played several musical instruments and sang in numerous high school stage plays. He had a strong interest in scouting and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Ed captured the heart and love of his life when he wrote a song and sang it to his future wife in front of everyone at a high school dance, even though she was not his date. He married Pearl Fineman on September 4, 1940 and shortly thereafter, he and Pearl moved to Boise, Idaho where their three children, Michael, Barbara, and Susan were born.

During WWII, Ed worked at a defense job at the Railway Express. He was drafted in 1944, selected for Officer’s Candidate School and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Army. He was sent to Hawaii and served there until the end of the war when he returned to Idaho.

Ed was active in Community service throughout the Boise area. He joined the Elks Lodge and actively participated in the Polio Hospital for Children. He joined the Elks choir and toured with the group, singing in the surrounding towns of Idaho often singing solo.

The family moved to Los Angeles in 1951, where Ed was General Manager of Austin Studios, a photographic enterprise. Ed joined the Masons, was appointed to the line, and after 7 years became Master of Composite Lodge 520 (now Ionic-Composite Lodge) in 1964. He subsequently joined the Scottish Rite, became a 32nd degree mason, and was a member of the Shriners International. In 1967, he left Austin Studios and joined Postal Press in Los Angeles, as general manager for 9 years.

In 1976, Ed and Pearl left Los Angeles for Savannah, Georgia, where with his sister Diane Wahrman, managed Lee Furniture store until their retirement in 1998. In September 2008 Pearl passed away after 68 years of marriage. Ed left Savannah, returned to California, and lived his remaining years with his daughter, Susan, and her husband, Rob, in Simi Valley. Ed is survived by his three children, their spouses, two grandchildren and five great grandchildren

A Graveside Funeral Service will be held by the family at Mount Sinai Memorial Park on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:00AM.