Oneita B. Williams, 79, schoolteacherOneita B. Williams...

April 18, 1996

Oneita B. Williams, 79, schoolteacher

Oneita B. Williams, who had been a teacher in Baltimore and Virginia public schools, died Sunday of cancer at Maryland General Hospital Hospice. She was 79 and PHOTO lived in Northwest Baltimore.

She began her teaching career on the Eastern Shore in 1940, and was a teacher and principal in several Virginia public schools before she joined the city school system in 1959. She retired in 1980.

She was born Oneita Ball in Kilmarnock, Va., and earned a bachelor's degree from Virginia State College, and master's degrees from Morgan State College and New York University.

She was a member of Union Baptist Church, where services were held yesterday.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, James S. Williams; a son, Brian J. Williams of Lithonia, Ga.; two brothers, Clarence Ball of Baltimore and Allen Ball of Kilmarnock; and two sisters, Mary Beale of Kilmarnock and Almetia Cross of Decatur, Ga.

Dr. Howard L. Silverman, a dentist and avid boater, died Saturday of an asthma attack at his Pikesville home. He was 53.

Dr. Silverman had general dentistry practices in Essex and Dundalk since 1969.

He was a member and on the board of Beth Jacob Congregation on Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore, where he was remembered by Rabbi Ronald Schwartz as "an infinitely kind and caring person who took medical assistance patients and didn't care if they could pay or not."

Born and raised in Southwest Baltimore, Dr. Silverman graduated from City College in 1959, the University of Maryland College Park in 1963 and the Howard University Dental School in 1968.

He enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and recently was appointed a flotilla commander in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Services were held Sunday.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, the former Susan Weisberg; two sons, Dr. Ronald Silverman of Boston and Edward Silverman, a dental student at the University of Maryland; and a sister, Natalie Schnitzer of Baltimore.

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Pub Date: 4/18/96

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