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“Wow, what a loss...I loved Alan as well as his late wife Mrs. Edie...I have sat for hours in the adorandak chairs with Alan and we have conquered ALL...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Frank Jackson - Spartanburg, SC

“So sorry for your lose. Thank you for allowing me in your home and taking care of him his last days. Peace be with you. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Amanda Brown - spartanburg, SC

“I HAVE MANY FOND MEMORIES OF CONVERSATIONS WITH MY FRIEND AL SILVERMAN. FOR MANY YEARS, HIS BUSINESS HAS BEEN A LIFELINE TO OUT TOWN. WE APPRECIATE...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: MAYOR DAVID HOGUE, BLACKSBURG - SC

“Mr. Silverman has been a part of my life for the past 34 years. When I first came to work at Wendell Fabrics (in 1981 when I was 17), he would call...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Sylvia Grigg - Blacksburg, SC

“I am so sorry about Al's passing. He was my man! I will deeply miss ordering his cigars that he loved so much. I have been employed at Wendell...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Sandra Porter - Blacksburg, SC

“Sorry about the passing of Mr. Silverman. He was a very nice man and he will be missed ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Cynthia ridings - blacksburg, SC


Alan William Silverman, 91, of Spartanburg, SC, died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at his home. Born September 12, 1923, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Max A. and Laura Wax Silverman, and husband of the late Edith Reichel Silverman.

The co-founder and retired owner of Wendell Fabrics Corporation, Blacksburg, SC, Mr. Silverman was an avid sailor and piano player who loved life, music, and traveling. He was a member of Temple B'nai Israel, a Mason, and a volunteer for Mobile Meals Service.

Survivors include his children, Sherrie Traub (Stephen) and Edward Silverman, all of Black Mountain, NC, and Cathy Lewson (Jonathan) of Spartanburg, SC; grandchildren, Amy, Stacy, Dallas, Hannah, Corey, and Ben; great-grandchildren, Will, Eve, Leah, Madelyn, and Mia; sister, Barbara Marcus (Walter) of San Diego, CA; niece, Bonnie; and nephews, Jeffrey and Gary.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 PM Friday, February 27, 2015, at Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel, 2075 E. Main St., Spartanburg, SC, by Rabbi Yossi Liebowitz. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Spartanburg, SC 29307.

Memorials may be made to Mobile Meals Service, PO Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304; or Temple B'nai Israel, 146 Heywood Avenue, Spartanburg, SC 29302.

The family is at the home of Alan Silverman.

Floyd's Greenlawn Chapel