Ben Silver
1919 - 2021
Whitten Funeral Home Park Avenue
1336 Park Ave
Lynchburg, VA
Ben Silver

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Ben Silver, a 102 year old resident of Lynchburg and Madison Heights.

He was a quality control engineer with the Naval Nuclear Fuel Division of Babcock and Wilcox, and he served in the United States Army Air Corps in the China/Burma/India theater of World War II. As an engineer, his boundless curiosity was facilitated by his eye for detail. As a pilot, he was a man more comfortable in the sky than on the ground. He understood buoyancy and lift; he elevated everyone around him and was unflinchingly honest, treasuring his interaction with all individuals. We wish him well on his journey, and we send him off with abundant love.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Marcus Silver.

He is survived by his son, Alan Silver and his daughters, Samie-Lee Bright (James Bright), Doni Silver Simons (Steve Simons), and Jojo Elliott; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the Beth Joseph Cemetery with Jan Levin officiating.

Donations in his memory may be sent to the Azy Silver Memorial Foundation, c/o Alan Silver, 260 Greenwood Rd., Madison Heights, VA 24572.

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Published by The News & Advance on Jul. 25, 2021.
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Graveside service
Beth Joseph Cemetery
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I´ll always remember how kind Ben was to me and my Fitch. Always warm and welcoming. My deepest condolences to each of you.
Diane Henson
July 27, 2021
My heart is so saddened to learn of the passing of your father. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May GOD bless all of you.
E. Allen Nuckles
July 26, 2021
Dear Family, you are in our prayers at the loss of your patriarch and one of the finest, most honorable men who ever lived. Ben and Daddy worked together at B&W; my dad loved Ben and Azy, they were the perfect couple. We were blessed to be invited to celebrate one Passover with the Silvers, and I still remember it vividly--a highlight of my childhood. Though I haven't seen Ben in years I can still picture his beautiful, welcoming smile. Carry on Ben's legacy of how life is to be lived.
Susan Rosser Jones
July 25, 2021
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