Jeffrie J. Silverberg Ph.D.
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Jeffrie J. Silverberg, Ph.D.

Newark - Jeffrie J. Silverberg, Ph.D., died aged 76 on September 9, 2020. During his life he traveled to over 90 countries, every continent, and every ocean. Treasured by his love and partner in adventure Nancy Rebeschini, and beloved by daughters Elizabeth (Ray), an attorney, and Heather (Jon), a physician, and grandchildren Elijah, Winter, Lily, and Eleanor, Jeff was born in Brooklyn, NY and worked his way through college while employed at the New York Times. As a psychologist, he had a successful clinical practice for 42 years and cared deeply for his patients. He was the Director of Psychological Health at the 166th Wing of the Air National Guard and the Delaware Army National Guard for a number of years.

He had a captivating style of living. He lived with gusto and pursued every pleasure in life - music, travel, the arts, nature, literature, and food. He was on a quest for knowledge, devoured newspapers and news shows, and chased every lead in history to help him better understand the world.

He faced the many challenges in his life with uncommon bravery. Charming and charismatic, he had a big heart and a reassuring grasp to his hand. He visited New York City from Delaware often and was exceedingly proud of his New York City parking permit. He was the captain of his soul.

A private service was held on September 11, 2020 at Mount Golda Cemetery, Long Island, NY, where Dr. Silverberg was buried close to his dear father, whom he lost at a tender age. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please remember Dr. Silverberg by voting Trump out of office or donating to the ACLU or the Delaware Humane Society, where he adopted his beloved Thor.

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Published in The News Journal from Sep. 16 to Sep. 20, 2020.
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September 22, 2020
The good doctor and I shared an office together at the DENG, he was a joy to work with and had a good sense of humor. I remember well how he loved when I would say to him and our other office buddy, “naughty naughty”. We worked well together and those days will always hold memories. So glad he took the time to travel the world and enjoy each day.
Judy Campbell
September 22, 2020
Respects Dr Silverberg. Thanks for your kind work that we did together. I appreciate the brief association we had and knowing you were there if I needed a referral again. Best wishes always. Your memory is surely a blessing and a comfort
Rebecca Levin
September 21, 2020
Dr Silverberg, You will be missed greatly. It broke my heart to hear of your passing. I will miss your "quirkiness" which was my inside joke with you. Oskar liked to visit you on the camera as well....and I know you enjoyed that too. You will be missed.... I am glad I was able to know you but I wish it didn't have to end so soon...
September 21, 2020
Dear Nancy I am so sad to hear of Jeffrie's passing. He was quite a remarkable man and will be greatly missed. I too, with gusto, will pull that lever in loving memory of Jeff.
Cindi Stritzinger
September 20, 2020
My sincerest condolences to your family for the loss of your loved one, Please except my deepest sympathies.
Simone Taylor
September 20, 2020
I only know this lovely man via Nancy, she came to my yoga class for years and shared stories about their beautiful adventures together!! Nancy, I send my deepest sympathy and send you hugs and prayers!!! And will most definitely abide by his last wishes with greatest pleasure!!!
Meeta and Frank Parker
Meeta G Parker
September 20, 2020
Dr Silverberg was not only my doctor but a beloved friend I will greatly miss are talks together. RIP my dear friend. My condolences to Nancy and his entire family.
David White
September 16, 2020
I feel so fortunate to have had Jeffrie as a friend and neighbor. I so enjoyed viewing his photos and hearing about his adventures of his exotic travels. I learned much about the world through hearing about his trips and his acquisitions of such beautiful artwork that he displayed.
He was very generous. I would always learn snow was in the forecast because Jeffrie would always offer us the use of his snow blower. I will never forget how his face would light up when I would bake him chocolate chip muffins to thank him for the use of the snow blower. He just loved those muffins!
I will miss Jeffrie very much.

Beth Padalino
Beth Padalino
September 16, 2020
Just a wonderful person. He will be sadly missed. Condolences to his love, Nancy and his family.
Gwen Holder
September 16, 2020
Nancy, what a beautiful piece of writing, which I feel captured Jeff so well in just a few, well chosen, words. Words like adventure, captivating style, gusto, and charismatic - describe the Jeff that I got to know.

I am so happy that we have been neighbors and friends, and that Jeff was in our lives for these past several years. I am going to add a couple of words of my own to describe Jeff: generous, thoughtful, and mischievious. I will miss him very much.

My sincere condolences for your loss.
John Whitimg
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