by | Dec 5, 2016 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Hilda J. Silverman, 88, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2016.

She was born in Seth, West Virginia and resided most of her life in Virginia Beach, Va.

Hilda graduated valedictorian of her high school class and was awarded a scholarship to The Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing. She met her husband Morris S. Silverman in Richmond while practicing nursing. They moved to Virginia Beach in 1947 and proceeded to raise a family.

When her husband died in 1961, Hilda went back to nursing at Virginia Beach Hospital on 25th Street. She later continued her nursing education at Norfolk General School for Nurse Anesthetist. After completing her studies, Hilda was a practicing nurse anesthetist at Norfolk General Hospital. She excelled at her profession and was a member of the trauma team and the first open heart team in Norfolk led by Dr. Thompson. Hilda continued practicing her profession and retired from Atlantic Anesthesia in 1992. She was a very gentle lady and enjoyed interior decorating and collecting fine antiques and art.

Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, her husband Morris Sawyer Silverman and her son-in-law, Steven T. Pugh of Denver, Colo.

Hilda leaves behind her daughter, Mary B. Pugh of Denver, two granddaughters, Lisa Pugh and Courtney Pugh and great granddaughter Claire Pugh. She also leaves behind her son, Michael E. Silverman of Virginia Beach, his wife Patricia A. Compton and her two grandsons Preston R. Silverman, his wife Cameron Peake Silverman of San Francisco, Calif. and David S. Silverman of Winston-Salem, N.C.

A graveside burial service was conducted by Rabbi Ellen Jaffe-Gill at Forest Lawn Cemetery.