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Deaths for the week of Feb. 21-27, 2021

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Leslie Ann Silverberg

Nov. 21, 1949–Jan. 17, 2021

Leslie Ann Silverberg
Leslie Ann Silverberg

Leslie Ann Silverberg, age 71, passed away unexpectedly at home Jan. 17, 2021. She had been a resident of Danville, California for the past 34 years. Leslie is survived by her five children: Rachel, David, Evan, Aaron and Deborah; her five grandchildren; her brother Gary Schorr; and her large extended family who loved her dearly.

Leslie was born on Nov. 21, 1949 to Jack and Shirley Schorr from the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Her father, Jack, had immigrated to the United States at a young age from Austria and her mother, Shirley, was a second-generation American with Russian ancestry. Leslie was the youngest of two children, having one older brother, Gary.

After completing her studies at Hunter College and receiving her master of arts degree in education, Leslie went on to become a teacher. She spent her career primarily working as a home and hospital teacher for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, teaching students unable to attend regular classes for a variety of reasons. Leslie met her husband, the love of her life, Manny, while attending college. They were married soon after, in 1973. Together, they raised a thriving family and shared a lifetime of love until Manny’s passing from multiple myeloma cancer in 2019.

Leslie was known by all as a caring, sweet, loving, generous and devoted person who put family above everything else. She loved spending time with all of her children and grandchildren. She also loved to travel across California and around the world. Leslie especially enjoyed sitting on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean while taking in the fresh air with her husband and family. She loved animals, especially elephants, and had a passion for collecting elephant figurines. Leslie was also an avid reader and could often be found sitting in her recliner or at the kitchen table, reading for hours. Celebrating Jewish holidays was an integral part of her life, creating many enduring memories for family and friends.

Leslie is remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend by all who knew her. She leaves behind the many life lessons she embodied, loving unconditionally, embracing the importance of culture and tradition, and always being generous and forgiving. Always a central part of our family, she is loved so deeply and will be missed forever.