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Obituary - Michael C. Silverman

Michael C. Silverman

Date of Passing: December 4th, 2019

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In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Temple Beth El or the Sitrin Health Care Center in his memory.

Michael C. Silverman, 75, of New Hartford, passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Born May 6, 1944, in Utica, he was the son of the late Moe Jay and Anna Smith Silverman. He was educated in Utica Schools and received his Bachelor's Degree from Utica College. After graduation, Mike served as a Lieutenant in the Army Reserves. On October 27, 1974, at Temple Beth El in Utica, he married Lois Tannenbaum. Mr. Silverman served as Vice President and then President of the family business, Smith Distributors in New York Mills. A Past President of Temple Beth El, Mike also served on many committees and was its current Treasurer. He was the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Charles T. Sitrin Health Care Center and Chairman of the Sitrin Foundation. Mike also served on the Board of the Jewish Federation of the Mohawk Valley and was a member of Moriah Lodge #958 F & AM. Mike was an avid gardener, enjoyed reading historic mysteries, and loved his martinis. He is survived by his wife Lois; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan Silverman and Steven Berkowitz and their daughter, Claire of Annandale, VA, and Gail Silverman Androphy and Ezra Androphy and their children, Sara and Alex of Philadelphia, PA; his sister, Esther Mitkoff of Albany; his brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Janet Silverman of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; his sister-in-law and her husband, Dr. Joan and Joel Seif of New Hartford; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Theodore Silverman. Funeral services will be Sunday at 11 am at Temple Beth El, 2710 Genesee Street, Utica with Cantor Kalman Socolof officiating. Interment will be in Temple Beth El Cemetery, Whitesboro. A calling hour will precede the service from 10-11 am. Shiva will be observed Sunday-Thursday from 1-5 pm and 7-9 pm with minyan services at 7:15 pm, Friday from 1-5 pm and again Saturday from 7-9 pm at the family home, 213 Gilbert Road, New Hartford. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a donation to Temple Beth El or the Sitrin Health Care Center in his memory. Arrangements are with Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.


I worked on Mike's phone systems for years and he always knew just the way he wanted things set up to a tee. Always a great business man who will be missed by many. Peace and prayers.
Tim & Colleen Moylan Family

My sincerest condolences to Lois and family. Such a wonderful person who presence will be greatly missed.
Lynn Young

Lois my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved husband Michael.
Lois Oliver Girgenti

Dear Lois, Susan and Gail,

Marc and I were deeply saddened to hear of Michael's passing. He was a wonderful man and a consummate gentleman. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and a pleasure to work with at the Temple. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May his memory be a blessing...
Elise and Marc Feiner
Elise Feiner

With deepest sympathy as you remember Michael. A most welcoming and exceptional man whom we will remember fondly. Our thoughts will be with you across the miles.
Taz, Martin, Joseph, Zachariah and Ethan Tipper. Derbyshire UK.
Tracie and Martin Tipper