Harold M. Sil­ver


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Lau­ren Wise­man

Harold M. Sil­ver, 83, a pul­mo­nolo­gist who prac­ticed in Washington for 35 years, died Dec. 26 at Sub­ur­ban Hos­pi­tal in Bethesda of com­pli­ca­tions from pneu­mo­nia.

Dr. Sil­ver­hada pri­vate prac­tice from 1957 un­til re­tir­ing in 1992. He was a clin­i­cal fac­ulty mem­ber at Ge­orge Washington Uni­ver­sity’s School of Medicine from the 1950s un­til 1992.

He was chair­man of the med­i­cal depart­ment at Sibley Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal in the early 1990s.

Harold Martin Sil­ver, a na­tive of the Bronx, N.Y., re­ceived a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in 1946 and a med­i­cal de­gree in 1949, both from Columbia Uni­ver­sity.

He served in the Navy in the 1940s and, dur­ing the mid-1950s, served in the U.S. Pub­lic Health Ser­vice in Bal­ti­more.

He moved to the Washington area in 1957 and had lived in Bethesda since 1971.

He was a past pres­i­dent of the D.C. Lung As­so­ci­a­tion.

He en­joyed bird-watch­ing and hik­ing.

Sur­vivors in­clude his wife of 52 years, An­gelina Guido Sil­ver of Bethesda; three chil­dren, Dorothy Reilly of Montpelier, Vt., Richard Sil­ver of Shaker Heights, Ohio, and Michael Sil­ver of Hous­ton; and five grand­chil­dren.

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