Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00
Selma Bakst Silverman died at age 83 on June 19, 2010. She was a most beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She brought beauty into the world and shared it with those
around her. Born in Brooklyn, and a long-time resident of Roslyn and Sagaponack, she was an avid New Yorker who appreciated and relished the best the city had to offer. She was a woman of great style. She had a vibrant and keen intellect, was an avid reader, and was wonderfully articulate. An accomplished Life Master bridge player, a devotee of music, art, and books, an early and strong advocate for women’s rights, civil rights, and social justice, she gave her deepest love to her family - her “proudest achievement.” She is survived by her family who loved her deeply: her husband of 63 years, Alvin Silverman; her children, Barbara Berke, Andrew Silverman and his wife, Molly Paul, and Nancy Silverman and her husband, Benjamin Nathans; her sister Adelaide Wells and brother Allan Bakst and their families; and her eight grandchildren (Jessica, Sally, Jennifer, Nicholas, Will, Gabriel, Ilana and Dora) and two great grandchildren (Caroline and Emily). We will all miss her greatly and will cherish her memory forever.
Her memory can be honored by donations to two organizations she supported: Emily’s List (www.*emilyslist*.org) and Planned Parenthood of Nassau County (http://www.plannedparenthood.org/nassau county/index.htm).