Paul Lester Silverstein
In Loving Memory
Beloved husband of Lucille Helen Rosin Silverstein; father of Cathy Diane Silverstein Cooper and Steven Frank Silverstein, father-in-law of Rawley Aldrich Cooper and grandfather of Miranda Benton Cooper, died in the early morning hours of July 25, 2021 on the date of his sixty fifth wedding anniversary.
Paul was born and raised in Brooklyn where he attended P.S.161 and Erasmus Hall High School. He matriculated into Northwestern University at age sixteen where he majored in Psychology and was manager of their tennis team. His college education was interrupted by World War II when he served as a U.S. Army Medic.
After graduating from Northwestern University, Paul worked for Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner and Smith Inc. for over forty years starting as a stock broker and ending as a NYSE floor broker.
Paul subsequently moved to Florida and held positions with Charles Schwab and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Paul was a diehard Brooklyn Dodgers fan and attended games every week at Ebbets Field with his father, Nathan Silverstein, until he entered college.
Paul was an avid golfer for over sixty years. He and Lucy were also competitive bridge players and enjoyed bringing others into the game.
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