SILVER-Edward. The National Basketball Association is deeply saddened by the loss of Edward Silver, beloved father of our colleague Adam Silver. Loving husband of Marlys Silver and devoted father of Ann, Erik, Owen and Adam, he was preceded in death earlier this year by his first wife and mother of his four children, Melba Silver. Edward Silver will be remembered as one of the nation's leading labor lawyers and as the former Chairman of Proskauer Rose, one of the country's most prominent law firms. Over the span of 48 years with Proskauer Rose, Ed counseled his clients, including the NBA, with wisdom, integrity and devotion. All the members of the NBA Family send their heartfelt condolences to Adam and his family. A service to celebrate the life of Edward Silver will be held in New York at the Museum of Natural History on Thursday, October 7, at 10:30 AM. The entrance is on Columbus Avenue at 79th Street. David J. Stern, Commissioner Russell T. Granik, Deputy Commissioner National Basketball Association
Published by New York Times on Oct. 3, 2004.