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Katelyn (Katy) Silverman


1959 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Katelyn (Katy) Silverman Obituary
Katelyn (Katy) Silverman
Jul 21, 1959 - Mar 21, 2014
Resident of Concord
Katy passed away after a very short illness on March 21, 2014 with her loving husband and children at her side. She married Gary Silverman on June 4, 1989. She is survived by her husband Gary, daughter Hannah, and twin sons Ryan and Tyler. Also survived by her brother John Kelly Donohue, sister Meredith Vaughn.
Katy grew up in Orinda, graduating from Miramonte HS in 1977, and from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1981 with a degree in Business/Accounting. The past 3 years she was the Director of Financial Planning at Alameda Hospital, after 14 years at Children's Hospital Oakland in the same position. Katy loved dogs, with three at home including her 6 year old Black Tri Australian Shepherd Bindi. They competed in Agility and quickly rose through the ranks to the highest levels in both AKC and CPE. She had a very close group of friends from her college days at Cal Poly who got together with their families every summer for the past 25 years. She also loved Lake Tahoe, and Cal's Lair of the Golden Bear alumni family camp, camping with the entire Silverman family for more than 25 years, and helping her husband Gary manage Camp Gold for 4 summers. She loved watching "Friends" and "Jeopardy", and enjoyed cruises and traveling with her family. Katy also was the inspiration in hosting many foreign exchange students in their home.
There will be a Celebration of Katy's Life on Sunday, April 27 at 3:30pm at the Shadelands Art Center, 111 North Wiget Lane in Walnut Creek. As a lover of desserts, they will be served directly following and her family asks you to join them and share stories. There was a private burial at Gan Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, or the for Stroke research.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Apr. 19, 2014
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