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“Dear Toni and Morey, So sorry to learn of the passing of your beloved father. The obituary gave a very nice picture of a life well-lived in service...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Martinez - Dallas, TX

“Our sincere condolences to the family. Scotty and Olivia were both devoted to their family, community and Temple Israel. We attended their lovely and...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Jonathan & Barbara Morgan - AR

“My sincere and deepest sympathy to Morey, Ricky and all of the Silverman family. May his memory always be a blessing to you as his life was a...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Regina A. (Uzick) Faulkner - AR

“To the Family: It was indeed an honor and joy to have known Scotty. He always gave me a pat on the shoulder, and words of encouragement throughout...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: James "Jim" Godfrey - Hot Springs, AR

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned of the passing of your father. My sincerest wishes go to the entire family. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: George Lasky - Dallas, TX

“Scotty was a true gentleman. ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: David Love - Hot Springs, AR

“Scotty as a true gentleman. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: David Love - Hot Springs, AR

“Our sincerest sympathy to all of Scotty's family. We have may memories of may happy times with Oliva and Scotty. Wonderful people make wonderful...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Lyn & Harold Berman - Dallas, TX

“Morey and family I was so sorry to learn of your fathers passing. It has been a long time since our days at the temple. Please know that my...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Roseanne Foster Mickens - AR

“I worked with Scotty at Rainbow Realty in 1990s. We had opened the Herr-Chambliss Fine Arts store and Scotty was a great supporter and friend. ...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jerry Chambliss - hot springs, AR

“Our sincerest condolences, James Bass and the staff of Gross Funeral Home. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: James Bass - Hot Springs, AR


Bernard M. "Scotty" Silverman, age 96, a prominent Hot Springs businessman and resident, passed away in Dallas, Texas on January 19, 2011. He was born on November 7, 1914 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Maurice and Dorothy (Dora) Silverman. He began his business career in Chicago working in the linen industry and then arrived in Hot Springs, Arkansas in the mid 1930s as a young businessman, opening Scotty's Shoe Store in Como Square. He met the love of his life, Olivia Levinger and they were married in 1940. Together they operated their shoe business until Scotty was called to active military duty during World War II. He was a port airmen officer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania across from Independence Hall. He was later a drill sergeant and ballistics instructor in Aberdeen Maryland. Mr. Silverman was finally transferred to Payne Field in Washington until the war ended. He returned to Hot Springs where he and Olivia owned and operated "Ricky's" retail store for three decades at which time they sold the business. Scotty started a new career as a successful realtor in his beloved Hot Springs for the next decade when he officially retired. Mr. Silverman was active in many civic affairs and organizations including his 60+ year membership in Congregation House of Israel. He served this Congregation as its President as well as many other offices and board positions. Scotty was preceded in death of his loving wife, Olivia in 1997 and later moved to Dallas to be closer to family. He was a dearly loved gentleman to his family and well known and respected through the community as a humanitarian.

He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Frederick (Rick) and Barbara Silverman of Greely, Colorado and Dr. Morey and Toni Silverman of San Antonio, Texas. He is also survived by his grandson Adam Silverman and his wife Kristin of Burlington, Vermont.

Graveside services and interment Friday, January 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Jewish Rest Cemetery located at Summer at Albert Pike in Hot Springs.

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