Harold M. Silver
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.