Edward Joseph Silber
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Edward Joseph Silber
  • June 17, 1940 - January 9, 2018
  • Raleigh, North Carolina

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On January 9, 2018, Edward Joseph Silber (Ed), a dedicated and loving husband, father and grandfather passed away unexpectedly at his home in North Raleigh. He was born on June 17, 1940, in Charlotte, NC, as the only child to Frank and Reba Silber who preceded him in death. During his youth, Ed was a ranked tennis player in the Charlotte area and loved weightlifting. He was a Morehead Scholar and graduated from UNC, Chapel Hill.

He married Doreen Rothman on April 11, 1965 who survives. In addition to Doreen, he is survived by son Chaz, wife Joy; son Frank, wife Johanna; daughter Renee, husband Alex Mose; and Ben, his four legged canine companion. Known as "Poppy" he is also survived by six grandchildren that adored him and will miss him greatly: Owen and Rileigh; Hannah and Joseph; Sadie and Lila.

Ed retired after a 30 year career with IBM. Besides his professional career, he was trusted and highly regarded as a teacher and spiritual leader. He had a true passion for helping people and would look to find the good in them. He was always open to sharing his extensive knowledge of herbs and supplements to improve the health of anyone in need. He was always willing to lend a listening ear and send healing prayers on behalf of others. Ed never met a stranger, striking up conversations with any and everyone he met.

Ed's spirituality was a major aspect in his life and he meditated daily. He was a member of Temple Beth Or and cherished friend of the Yavneh community. His spiritual search started in his teens and he has been a member of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC for 60 years. In 1970, he was a founding member of The Triangle Rose Pronaos of the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC.

He was a Reiki Master and taught Reiki for many years. A 32nd degree Master Mason, he was a 50 year member of the James B Green Masonic Lodge. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite and active supporter of the Masonic youth organizations, DeMolay and the International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
One of Ed's greatest attributes was his witty sense of humour. He often referred to himself as "Phantom" or answered the phone as "Sherwood Forest, this is Robin Hood". He was great at making puns and telling jokes. Additionally, Ed had a love for animals and always carried treats for his 5 grand fur babies and pets he met on the greenway.

Ed was loved by all and will be truly missed by his family, friends and the community. May the memory of Ed Silber always be for a blessing.

A funeral service will be held 11am Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Temple Beth Or, 5313 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612. Burial will follow at Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery, 450 N. State Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any of the following organizations: Triangle Rose Pronaos, AMORC, 5872 Faringdon Place, Raleigh, NC 27609; Temple Beth Or http://www.tboraleigh.org/giving/online-donations; or Yavneh: http://www.yavneh-raleigh.org/donate.html

Condolences may be sent through: www.brownwynne.com