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Randy Silver

Age 72, passed away after a brief illness on January 29, 2015, surrounded by his loving wife and daughter, minister and close friends.

Randy was born August 20, 1942 to Jack Grossman and Nell Freedman and later adopted by John E. Silver. Randy was the oldest of six children. Following in his grandfather and mother's footsteps, he became an accomplished photographer, a true talent that regardless of his other professional and personal pursuits remained his passion.

Randy joined the Navy after high school graduation where his photography skills were immediately recognized, and he served as one of President John F. Kennedy's White House staff photographers. After the Navy, Randy earned his BA from Arizona State University and a JD from Boalt Hall, U. C., Berkeley. Randy later earned an MA in marriage and family counseling and began a long, successful private practice as a therapist.

As photography continued to be his passion, he turned his career to wedding, special event and portrait photography. He taught photography and donated his time and his work to support organizations including the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, Second Harvest Food Bank, the NAACP, and San Mateo Women's Hall of Fame.

One of Randy's last projects was completing a series of 3 books of his infrared photography: The French Landscape: Images of A Special Light; Venice-Croatia-Athens; and Civil War Landscapes: Antietam to Appomattox. These beautiful images speak volumes about Randy's talent and spirit.

Randy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Anne, his daughter Erica (Dahl) (Ben), grandchildren Lucy & Ben and many loving relatives and friends.

To honor Randy's memory, donations may be made to: UUSM, 300 East Santa Inez, San Mateo, CA 94401 or Second Harvest Food Bank, 1051 Bing Street, San Carlos, CA 94070.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Mar. 8, 2015
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