Carpenter; Holocaust survivor
July 13, 2009

Sylvan Silverstein, 88, of Vineland, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2009, after a brief illness. Born in Poland to the late Leon and Rivka (Jaskol) Silverstein, he then moved to America with his late wife, June. He was a Holocaust survivor.

He was employed for El Paul Homes as a carpenter, and also worked as an independent homebuilder. Sylvan enjoyed trips to the Atlantic City casinos and following the stock market. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by a son, Harry Silverstein, Vineland; daughter and her husband, Ruth and Eli Ashed, Vineland; his pride and joy grandchildren, David and Marc Ashed and Madison Silverstein; nieces, Anne and Tillia Erreich; nephews, Will, Joe and Ted Braun, all of New York; and several cousins. Also surviving are his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rose and Jack Braun of New York.

Sylvan was predeceased by his wife, June (Braun) Silverstein, in December 2008.