Full Name: Bernard R. Silver
Date of Death: Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Bernard Reiter Silver, age 101, formerly of RI, Parkland and Naples, FL finished his journey peacefully on July 26, 2023 after an incredible life, well-lived.
Bernard was born on December 7, 1921 to Albert and Violet Silver in New York. Bernard graduated from Bedford Stuyvesant high school, and then enrolled in NYU. Later he enlisted in the 8th Army Air Corps. He was stationed in England during WWII and was highly regarded for his mechanical skills on military aircraft.
After his time in the military, he worked for RAU Fastener Company, Providence, RI for 45 years where he was the VP of Manufacturing.
In 1950 he married the love of his life, Lila Troy. They shared an amazing 73 years together. He was a founding member of Temple Beth Am in Warwick, RI. As an avid boater he spent most of his free time on the water with his friends. His passion for boating was rivaled by his need for speed in his many sports cars. Bernard’s love of wine and the vast collection he acquired attributed to his longevity.
He is survived by his wife, Lila, his children, Alen & Deborah Silver, Jan & Richard Nappi, and Alison & Frank Centrilla, his grandchildren, Brian, Sonia, Noah, Rachel and Amber, and his great grandchildren, Dreden, Aaliyah, Isabelle, and Joshua. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Theda Einhorn, and his great grandson Ethan Silver.
Bernard, loving husband and wonderful father, will be deeply missed by all.