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Morris "Moe" A. Silverman

77, of Indianapolis, passed away May 1, 2014. He was born on Christmas Day 1936, in Indianapolis to Louis and Ann Silverman. After graduation from Indiana University in 1959, he entered the life insurance business with American United Life (One America) and was still actively involved in his career 54 years later. Among his many successes was his recent recognition by One America as a recipient of a lifetime achievement award.

He was a past president of the Indianapolis and Indiana chapters of the National Association of the Insurance and Financial Advisors and received recognition from the State Association as the Hoosier Life Underwriter of the Year. He was a past president of the Indianapolis CLU chapter and served on the national CLU Board. Moe was heavily involved in the community and was recently recognized by the United Way as "Volunteer of the Year." Additionally, he was the past president and board member of Pleasant Run Children's Home of Indianapolis. He was also a recipient of "Sagamore of the Wabash." Moe served on the boards of Beth-El Zedeck Congregation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis.

He is survived by his wife, Judi; five children, David, Laurie (Sean), Michael (Amanda), Louis (Anita), and Amy; nine wonderful grandchildren; and most recently, a great-granddaughter, Celeste.

Moe always said the greatest sale of his life was to the love of his life, Judi, and he cherished the 55 years they spent together. "She was the wind beneath my wings; she was my reason for being." He was preceded in death by his brother, Myron; and leaves behind wonderful memories spent with his sisters, Phyllis Ackerman and Esther Silverman.

A funeral service will be held at Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, 600 West 70th Street, on Sunday, May 4th at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Congregation Beth-El Zedeck North Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Vincent Hospice , Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, or to a .

Arrangements entrusted to Aaron Ruben Nelson Mortuary . Friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on May 2, 2014
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