Sunday, March 15, 2009

New York City Pleasures And Treasures: Narrated by Ron Silver

Although his political views, to me, were baffling I was sad to hear that this son of the LES passed away. from Roy
We lost a fellow pegleg - "Ron Silver".
He was a year behind me, but I did have lunches with him at times.
Makes me remember I'm getting older and am mortal.

Ron Silver, a long time smoker, died on March 15, 2009 in New York City after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. Silver was born in New York City, New York, the son of May (née Zimelman), a substitute teacher, and Irving Roy Silver, a clothing sales executive. Silver was raised in the Lower East Side of Manhattan and attended The East Side Hebrew Institute ("ESHI") and then Stuyvesant High School. He went on to graduate from the SUNY at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Chinese, and received a Master's Degree in Chinese History from St. John's University in New York and the College of Chinese Culture in Taiwan. He also attended Columbia University's Graduate School of International Affairs.
Silver traveled to more than 30 countries and spoke fluent Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. He taught at the high school level and was a social worker for the Department of Social Services.

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