Robert Silverstein was dedicated groundskeeper


Robert Harry Silverstein passed away on June 22, 2014 after battling cancer. He was 55. Born on February 26, 1959, at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital to Joseph and Millie Silverstein, Mr. Silverstein was a lifelong Riverdalian in every sense, having attended the Robert J. Christen School (P.S. 81), the David A. Stein Riverdale/Kingsbridge Academy (M.S./H.S. 141) and John F. Kennedy High School. Soon after graduation, he began a 30-year career in maintenance, groundskeeping and landscaping at Ethical Culture Fieldston School.

 Mr. Silverstein was preceded in death by his father, Joseph.  He is survived by his mother, Millie (for whom he was the primary caregiver in recent years); daughter, Jaclyn Michelle (Jake) Youmans of Oceanside, California; sister, Jane (Ted) Feigenbaum of Las Vegas, Nevada; brothers, Richard of Hurdle Mills, North Carolina, and Mark “aka George” (Maureen) of Las Vegas, Nevada; nephews, Jon, Brad, Andrew, Nicolaas and Michael; niece, Kerry; many dozens of cousins; and, based on his memorial service at The Riverdale Y on June 27, a huge extended “Riverdale family” of friends, co-workers, and Greystone Avenue neighbors.

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Robert Harry Silverstein, Ethical Culture Fieldston School