Doc was born in Manhattan, New York on December 27, 1940 to father, Dr. Louis Silvern and mother, Henrietta Silvern. Though born in the city, his happiest childhood memories were those spent outdoors, on his family’s farm in Highland, N.Y., where he moved when he was 13. Doc was a brilliant electrical engineering graduate of Clarkson University who went on to travel the world selling and marketing high-tech products, before running his own business as a service engineer. He was a proud Rotarian and active, cherished member of all the communities of which he was a part.
During college, Doc met his beloved wife of 60 years, Margaret Reilly Silvern. Together they raised two children, Suzanne and Mark, in Lynnfield where they were active members of the community for more than 30 years. Doc was the proud grandfather of Suzanne’s children, Nathan, Samuel, and Grace and Mark, and his wife Anne’s children, Emma and Tabitha, whom he adored and shared endless, fond and beautiful memories with.
Doc’s love for simple pleasures brought him to seek joy in being outside skiing at Sugarloaf Mountain, fishing, golfing, working in the yard, feeding the birds, and caring for the many dogs he had the honor of loving in his life. He lived every day to the fullest and touched the life of everyone he met. Anyone who knew him, even for a little while, will forever love him dearly.
The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to 3 Dogs Rescue in Berwick, Maine (PO Box 228, Berwick, ME 03901, www.3dogsrescue.com) in honor of his life.