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Sanford Silver

March 26, 1933 — November 12, 2022

Philadelphia, PA

Sanford Silver


SANFORD SILVER, Nov. 12, 2022. Father of Michael (Debera) Silver, Larry (Lisa) Silver, Dr. Dave (Diana) Silver, and Diane Weiser.

Grandfather of Ilana Weiser, Cory (Julie) Weiser, Lisa McLeod, Nate (Maria) Silver, Chris Silver, Joe, Daniel, Debbie, Samuel Silver, Ben, Andy, Emily and Salena Silver. Great Grandfather of Emryk Weiser, Blake, Bradley Mcleod, Isaiah and Daniel Silver.

He was married to Rose Kurtz from 1960 – 1981. Ethel Weiner was Mr. Silver’s partner for 25 years.

Born in Philadelphia in 1933. He grew up in the Strawberry Mansion section of the city along with two siblings, Jay and Danny. He was a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia/ South Jersey area and lived in Northeast Philadelphia for the previous 35 years.

He attended Philadelphia public schools and graduated from Northeast High School. He attended secondary education at Temple University garnering a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a master’s degree plus 30 hours in Education.

He served as an Army Commander during the post Korean war campaign until 1955. He continued his service in the Army Reserve until 1961. He was decorated with the National Defense Service Medal.

Upon his discharge from the army, he returned to Philadelphia and began his career as a teacher. All tolled, he had more than a 30 year tenure in the Philadelphia school system. He worked at facilities such as Simon Gratz School, Washington High School and spent the bulk of his career as a Social Studies teacher at Lincoln High School in the Northeast.

After retirement from teaching, he participated in an array of vocational and special interest pursuits including the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers; local and national Democratic party volunteer work; and the Veterans Administration. His primary special interest was the Jewish War Veterans organizations. He was a member of VFW Post 6617 and American Legion Post 810. He was elected Post Commander of Kelkey-Blatt Post 575 Jewish War Veterans in Philadelphia. He was also appointed Commander of the Pennsylvania state Jewish War Veterans.

Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral services Sunday 9:30 A.M. precisely at Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks Suburban North, 310 2nd Street Pike, Southampton PA, 18966. For those who would like to attend virtually, Int. Roosevelt Mem. Park.

In Lieu of flowers, Contributions in his memory can be made to:

Jewish War Veterans of the United States

Past Services

Funeral Service

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Starts at 9:30 am (Eastern time)

Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks Philadelphia

6410 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19126

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Sunday, November 20, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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