Edward Silverberg was born in San Francisco and attended local public schools, graduating from Balboa High School. He extended his education at City College San Francisco, studying printing and newspaper production. Early in his newspaper days he worked at the Chronicle and the Call Bulletin in printing and production work. He then worked at the Progress until it ceased circulation and he retired.
Ed is preceded in death by his brother, Irv Silver, and mother, Ida (Rosenbaum) Silverberg. He is also predeceased by his uncles, Ed, Art, Jack and Dave Rosenbaum, and his aunt Sylvia Rosenbaum.
Ed was an athlete and track and field enthusiast, attending most Olympics, and World Track events in many parts of the world. He was an avid tennis player and often played at Golden Gate park and other city courts. Ed also enjoyed skiing in winter and water skiing in summers with a close group of friends.
Ed 's life was made complete by his long-time companion, Irene Siroskey, and his close friends, Daniella Siroskey and Warren LoPresti, as well as friends from his Homewood Terrace days, all who are left behind to miss him. Ed also leaves many cousins whom he enjoyed seeing at numerous family events. He kept contact with other friends from track days and newspaper days, and peninsula friends of many years. His friends, Thor and Doris Rayward, kept in close contact even after their move out of state.
Throughout Ed's health challenges and struggles, he remained upbeat, optimistic and never complained. He was a kind and friendly man who never wanted to be a burden to others.
We wish to gratefully acknowledge the Kaiser Hospice team for their outstanding care and commitment. Thank you also to HomeInstead caregivers team whose capable care was compassionate and attentive.
At Ed's request, no services will be held. Donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.