Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Steve Silverman Passes

Steve King informs me that Steve Silverman passed away recently.
He began at WTOP-TV as a floor director in the training program in the middle '60's and went on to become a director in the early 70's.

SILVERMAN, STEPHEN Stephen Silverman born August 24, 1942 in Boston, MA, peacefully succumbed to ALS after a nine month battle on February 24, 2013. After attending the University Of Maryland and the Pasadena Playhouse, he went on to producing news at WTOP in Washington D.C.; pioneered sports broadcasting for the Philadelphia Phillies; and became Executive Producer of Broadcasting for the San Diego Padres. He is survived by his beloved wife Rosie, sons Joshua and David, grandchildren Lucas and Emily and sisters Toby Behar and Jean Felts. Memorial at The Prado March 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the ALS Assoc.
Published in U-T San Diego on March 1, 2013

King and Silverman remained friends over the years, getting together over lunches whenever they both found themselves on the same side of the USA at the same time.

King said he thought that it was ironic that Silverman had made such a name for himself in the Baseball Broadcasting business and eventually succumbed to ALS...which is  best known as "Lou Gehrig" disease.

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