Obituary: Marvin Silver

Obituary: Marvin Silver

The Grady High grad played minor-league baseball, founded a shoe company and played golf at the Standard Club.

Marvin Silver, 85, died peacefully Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, surrounded by his family.

He was born to Isadore and Bertha Silver on Feb. 17, 1932. Marvin was a lifelong Atlanta resident and graduate of Henry W. Grady High School. He married Temi Bresler on Nov. 25, 1964. They had four children. Marvin was natural athlete, lettering in three sports at Grady High and later enjoying a brief career with the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system. He was a sales representative for Speidel Corp. and later for O&B, an Atlanta wholesale shoe company. He started his own company, Silver Shoes, in the late 1970s.

Aside from family, golf was the other great love of his life. A longtime member of the Standard Club and an excellent golfer, he could be found every weekend, a cigar clamped in his teeth, playing in a foursome with his buddies. After retiring, he devoted himself to playing golf at the North Fulton golf course across from his house. Marvin Silver was a family man, loved and respected for his humor, strength of character, self-discipline and honesty. He will be missed.

Marvin Silver is survived by his wife of 63 years, Temi Silver; children Wendy (Joseph Trachtenberg), Blake (Carol Fulghum) and Jonas (Diana Howard); two grandchildren, Alexander and Maxwell Trachtenberg; and a sister, Rosalind Silver. He was predeceased by his second son, Russell.

A graveside service will be held at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs on Monday, Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. The family will receive friends at home, 4215 Lake Forrest Drive, after the service until 7 p.m. and will receive friends at home Tuesday from 1 to 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Russell Silver Fund at Atlanta Jewish Academy, 5200 Northland Drive, Atlanta, GA 30342. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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