Ann S. Silverstein, 92

September 18, 2021

Ann S. Silverstein, 92, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Moravian Manor, Lititz, PA.

She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Shirley (Selfon) Edelson. Ann was the beloved wife of the late Dr. David Silverstein for 57 years.

Ann worked as the office manager at her late husband and son’s practice, Dr. David J. Silverstein and Associates, for 20 years. She also worked there in other capacities into her 90’s until the pandemic.
Ann was a lifetime member of Temple Shaarai Shomayim. She graduated from McCaskey High School as the top woman in her class and attended Hood College. As a young woman, she loved acting and performed locally in several plays. While putting her husband through medical school, she worked at their restaurant, “The Royal House”, raising 3 young children on her own. She was a fantastic cook and made a cheesecake people came from far and wide to eat.

Ann’s lifelong passion was Duplicate Bridge where she earned a Diamond Life Master, winning many sectional and regional events. Ann was a Docent at Wheatland Foundation, a member of the Jewish Community Center, and an association member of American Contract Bridge League. She and her husband spent many winters in Boca Raton, Florida, a place that they both loved. She also loved horses and travelled all over the east coast watching their thoroughbred horses race at several tracks. Her lifelong interests included traveling around the world with her husband, reading and going to shows on Broadway and locally. She was a member of her neighborhood book club and loved the fact they always called on her last for her opinion (where she always had one).

Ann is survived by sons, Dr. Bruce Silverstein, husband of Carole, of Lancaster; Dr. Scott Silverstein, husband of Nancy, of Lancaster; and daughter Paula Silverstein, Esquire, wife of Bernard Ilkhanoff, Esquire, of Lititz; Paula and Bernard’s children, Sydnie, Justin, Benjamin and Sophia; Scott’s children, Zachary and Samuel; step grandson Dr. Stephen Gold, husband of Jennifer, of Lancaster; step granddaughter, Gale Gold Nichols of Bloomington, Indiana; and step great grandchildren, Adam, Evan, Olivia, and Riley.

Funeral Services will be held at the Charles F. Snyder, Jr., Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 1PM with Rabbi Jack Paskoff officiating. A visitation with the family will occur between 11:30AM to 1PM prior to the service. Interment will follow at Beth El Cemetery. The family has asked that all who attend wear a mask.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in memory of Ann Silverstein to the Humane League of Lancaster, 2195 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602, Shaarai Shomayim, 75 E. James St., Lancaster, PA 17602, Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute c/o The Dr. David and Ann Silverstein Fund. Donations can be payable to Lancaster General Health Foundation, 2110 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 205, Lancaster, PA 17601 or online Please indicate for Ann Silverstein.
Shiva will be held at the home of Paula Silverstein and Bernard Ilkhanoff on Monday, September 27th from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM.

Ann’s Memorial Service will be Livestreamed below and recorded. The livestream will be available on this obituary page where you can also leave the family online condolences, please visit

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September 28, 2021

Dear Bruce, Carole, and family,
I am very sorry to know of your Mom’s passing. She was a gracious competitor and I am grateful to have known her. Thanks for streaming the service as Greg and I were unable to attend. May you find peace in thought and spirit.
Kathleen (Kathy) Del Corso

September 26, 2021

I’ve been a paitient of DR.Bruce Silverstein & Dr. Stephen Gold for over 20 years now. My deepest condolences to the whole family.
 I met Mrs.Silverstein at the office on Marietta Ave several times over the years. She was very kind & even remembered my name.
It was written “Blessed  are those who mourn,for they shall be comforted”-Mathew 5. I hope there is comfort enough for all.
Michael McLoughlin

September 26, 2021

We were patients of Dr. David, Dr. Bruce and are now patients of Dr. Gold. We were sorry to see the passing of Mrs. Silverstein. We remember often seeing her working in the office. Our condolences to the entire family. Sincerely, Don and Linda Clair        

September 26, 2021

Dear Bruce and Carole,
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was fortunate to have wonderful children and grandchildren. May beautiful memories of her remain with you forever. All Our Love, The Rodack Family 

September 26, 2021

First, Ed and I want to thank you all for making the Livestream of the service avaiable for those like us who were unable to attend in person. The service was a fitting tribute to a wonderful woman who went through life doing so much for others – especially the family she loved so much.We are so very sorry for your loss, but Ed and I hope you will find comfort in knowing that Ann lived a wonderful life and meant so very much to so many people.Marj and Ed Shapiro

September 26, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers to the Family during this difficult time. Her memory will always be a blessing… She was beautiful inside & out. Our condolences to you all, Steve & Jackie Samitt

September 26, 2021

Dear Bruce and Carole and Scott and entire family,
it is with a heavy heart to hear of the passing of your lovely Mother.  It truly is an end of an era of that wonderful generation. Both your parents were so lovely and the friendship our parents shared through long years with them was immeasurable. From neighbors to The Royal House through school and professionally and in Florida, the memories are endless.  Our sincere and deepest condolences on your loss and may all your memories be a blessing and a wonderful legacy. sincerely,
Andi and Herb Shiroff

September 24, 2021

Dear Bruce
I wanted to express my condolences on your mother’s passing. My memories include always being welcomed at your house on Marieatta Avenue, usually to play poker, and although my memory is not as clear; your house in Grandview Heights. But my fondest memory was being prompted by your mother to join you and your family in the Winner’s Circle after a horse race (it must have been at Penn National).
Please extend our sympathies to Carole, Scott, and Paula
Debbie and Steve Rubin

September 24, 2021

My best friend in the world is gone and I am devastated.  I will miss her forever and will remember with love all of the years we had together–almost 70.  To the family–know that you had the best parents ever.  I love all of you and wish you health and happiness for the future.  Love, Aunt Eileen

September 24, 2021

Dear Bruce and Carol,
Saddened to learn of Ann’s passing.  I will miss seeing her daily at the bridge club.  I remember our conversations about her family gatherings and how she took such pride and satisfaction in keeping a beautiful, neat home and cooking wonderful meals….always reminded me of the expression that love can be found in the details.  It was so nice getting to know her. She was a classy lady!
My sympathy to you and your loved ones.
Pamela S Rosenberger

September 22, 2021

oh I was so sorry to hear this news (from Wendy).  Anne was a beautiful person,  I have such fond memories of her and your Dad and my parents adored them.  I send love and condolences to all.  may her memory be a blessing.
sasha silverstein.

September 22, 2021

Dearest Bruce, Steven and Carole and your whole extennded family,, I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. 92 years is a very long life. She lived life to the fullest. She left lasting legacies in her accomplishments and the children and grandchildren she loved. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you!-Henrietta

September 22, 2021

to one of our lifelong friends,Ann. our condolences .
dee and stan shor

September 22, 2021

My deepest sympathy  for the Silverstein Family  and the associates at the practice  of Bruce Silverstone and Gold. I’ve been a patient there for many many yrs and I have seen Mrs Silverstein there on some occasion,  very nice always said hello and acknowledged everyone . God bless you all . Sincerely Kim N Doug Smith

September 22, 2021

Paula  Thinking of you and your family sending my condolences .Your mother was such a bright light,I had the honor and privilege to be one of her fans.She will be missed Incredible lady!!!!
Roberta M Calabrese

September 22, 2021

My sincere condolences to your family. My mother – Mabel Thomas – loved both your mom and dad. She shared so many stories about them both. Peace to you and your family. Know that the shared stories live on. 
Kristen Thomas

September 22, 2021

Dear Family,  Please accept my deepest sympathy.  I knew Ann through duplicte bridge at Mayple Grove.  She was lovely!   I enjoyed talking with her.  She was always such a lady. May she rest in peace.
Mary Anne Aichele  

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