RALEIGH — Alan Silvers, 91, passed away peacefully on Oct. 17, 2016. He was a beloved, loving, and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Alan was born in Camden, N.J. on Jan. 20, 1925, and then moved to Philadelphia at the age of 7. He attended Central high School in Philadelphia.
In 1943, he joined the U.S. Army and fought in Okinawa, Japan during the heart of World War II.
He later met and married his beloved wife, Doris, and they were married on Oct. 25, 1947. After having two daughters in Philadelphia, Pa., they moved to Raleigh, N.C. in 1955 and opened their wonderful antique shop, Reese's. They went on two buying trips in England and Scotland each year and built their own building on U.S. Hwy. 70 in 1969.
Alan was an avid Carolina Tar Heel fan and a great golfer. In fact, he had two holes-in-one at the age of 76.
Alan is survived by his loving, caring wife, Doris; two daughters, Jackie Neuwirth of Wilmington and Eileen Leinwand and husband Ricky of Elizabethtown; a sister, Sonja Dudnick of Cherry Hill, N.J.; brother-in-law Edwin A. Schweriner of Dresher, Pa. and wife Claire; four grandchildren, Deborah Kulowiec of Wilmington, N.C., Ryan Neuwirth of Ocean Isle Beach, Michael Leinwand and wife Sharon of Leland, and Erica Mehler and husband Morgan of Belville; and two great-grandchildren, Penelope Mehler and Adam Leinwand.
A graveside service will be held at Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery, 450 North State Street, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. A reception will follow at the Silvers' home at 1300 Westmoreland Drive in Raleigh.
The family would like to thank Right at Home Caregivers, Transitions Hospice Care, and their wondering, caring neighbors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a