Samuel L. Silber, 93

An attorney and accountant, he worked downtown for more than 50 years

January 18, 2007

Samuel L. Silber, a retired attorney and certified public accountant, died Jan. 10 at Northwest Hospital Center of complications from old age. The Pikesville resident was 93.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, he earned a bachelor's degree at Duquesne University and served in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. Mr. Silber then took a job with the Internal Revenue Service in Washington and moved to Baltimore, where he earned a degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law.

For more than 50 years, Mr. Silber did legal and accounting work in downtown Baltimore. After giving up his Light Street office nearly 15 years ago, he worked from home.

He was a founding member of Beth El Congregation and was a member of its board. He was also a founder of Bonnie View Country Club.

Services were held Friday in Pikesville.

Survivors include two sons, Fred Silber of Pikesville and Brian Silber of St. Croix, Virgin Islands; two daughters, Benita Finkelstein and Amy Mazer, both of Pikesville; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a companion, Estelle Silverman of Pikesville. Mr. Silber's wife of 22 years, Kay Rubin, died in 1966. He later married Leona Chipman, who died in 1996.

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