Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Dr. Manuel S. Silverman

April 15, 1940 - November 17, 2021


Date and Time

Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


Rabbi Amanda Greene
Chicago Sinai Congregation

Interment - Private


Silverman Residence
2932 West Eastwood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
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Immediately following the chapel service until 5PM.
(Street parking available)

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Memorial Contributions

Midwest Buddhist Temple
435 West Menomonee Street
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Charity of your choice


Dr. Manuel "Manny" Silverman, 81

Retired Professor of Counseling Psychology in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago. Loving father of Joshua (Tracy Fisher) Silverman and Daniel (Alma) Silverman. Proud grandfather of Max and Miles Silverman, Tricia and Alver Terenso. Friend of former wife Sharon Silverman. Fond uncle of Rebecca Hughes and Ryan Taylor. He is remembered by his sons as being a very loving and caring father. Many friends and grateful students appreciated his sense of humor and compassion. His life was filled with many pleasures including sailing out of Wilmette Harbor, sharing his love of skiing with anyone willing to learn and conversing with friends at his favorite tobacco shops. His love of pipes and cigars was always a source of enjoyment. He made many contributions to the field of psychology and cared for individuals with mental health needs. Memorial Service, Sunday 11 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Road) Skokie. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Midwest Buddhist Temple 435 W. Menomonee St., Chicago, IL 60614 or the charity of your choice. To attend the funeral live stream, please visit our website. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com


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I am so sorry to hear about Manny, My condolences to the whole Silverman family, I have fond memories of Manny taking me to Hebrew school. He will be very missed,

Lissy Weiss
November 18, 2021
I am saddened to hear of Dr. Silverman’s passing.

Manny was the chair of my dissertation committee at Loyola University. I will be forever thankful for his mentoring and guidance during my Doctoral studies. Manny could always be counted on to provide honest and constructive feedback. He would build your confidence and help you to stay focused and forward moving over the long haul. I always felt that I could be myself when I was with him and always felt comfortable with him. The other wonderful thing about Manny was his sense of humor. It’s was truly a joy to experience during the often stressful times of Doctoral studies. He had the ability to de stress anyone I think - sometimes just by a funny comment that just leveled the tension.

Manny had excellent experience and knowledge in Psychology. His skill for psychotherapy and in particular group psychotherapy was first rate. He helped me and our mutual friend and doctoral student Maurice Kaufman write a manuscript that was published on Group Therapy with Vietnam Veterans. We also published a paper together on my research studying Psychological Trauma among First Responder EMS/Paramedics Staff.

The man was kind, compassionate, thoughtful, unpretentious, open and available to others. I will ALWAYS remember after I defended my dissertation and was waiting while the committee reviewed their decision. The door opened and Manny comes walking out and said “Congratulations Dr Galloucis come back in”. Once in a life time stuff.

I am sad Dr. Silverman has now passed on. I am forever thankful to have known him.

Matt Galloucis.

Matt Galloucis
November 19, 2021
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