Fred  Silver
Fred Silver, of Lewiston, NY, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at his home. He was born in Creighton Mine, Ontario, on July 23, 1945, the son of the late Ronald and Muriel (Rumbal)] Silver.
Fred graduated from Clarkson University with an engineering degree and his MBA. After moving to Lewiston in 1969, he started at Carborudum as a senior engineer and later became the company's President for many years.
Fred was one of the area's finest golfers, winning the Buffalo District Golf Association championship five times and the Niagara Falls Country Club Championship 29 times, along with the Super-Senior Porter Cup in 2012. Fred was involved with the Porter Cup and helped start the Senior Porter Cup and the Women's Porter Cup. He was inducted into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.
Fred is survived by his wife of 51 years, Connie (Falzetta) Silver; one son, David (fiancee Meredith Phelps) Sliver; three daughters, Dena (Jake) Upton, Carolyn (Nick) Taluja and Julie (Christian Campos) Silver; two brothers, Ron (Joan) and Mike (Marg) Silver; a sister, Dale (John Secenj) Milburn; and a sister-in-law, Leigh Silver. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one granddaughter; and a brother, Tim Silver.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 9:30 AM at St. Peter's Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston, NY. Following the mass, his family will be present on Friday from 3-8 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, Lewiston, NY.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made in his name to the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club.
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Published on October 10, 2019


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John Ross
Oct 14, 2019
Dear Connie and family, I am so saddened to hear of Fred's passing. He was certainly one of the finest people I have ever known. Have so many wonderful memories of him from Carborundum. I still have the letter of reference he
wrote for me years and years ago. After having read it I couldn't believe it was me he was talking about me. That reference helped me secure the job I was pursuing. Our payers and thoughts are with you all.
Once again, a very very sad day for me personally.
With our deepest sympathy,
John and Jackie Ross
Fred Blue
Oct 13, 2019
I am so sorry to read this... What a kind and caring gentleman. You will surly be missed.
Terry and Beth Heale
Oct 12, 2019
Beth and I grew up with and were classmates of Fred through out public and high school. I remember working with Fred on sets for the high school operetta productions and hunting ducks with him ,Ken Shaw and Ron Ojanpera at lake Nipissing. I will always hold these memories dear to my heart. May our Lord and Saviour Jesus give him eternal rest. Our condolences to Connie and the Silver and Falzetta families.
Dan Allan
Oct 11, 2019
I finally got to meet Fred this year at the Senior PC. What a fine gentleman. I really enjoyed my time speaking with him. I had to withdraw from the tournament this year due to kidney stones. Fred was more than understanding as he told me he had them at one point too. He said that we would see each other again next year. #sad

My condolences to his family. Fred was and is a legend.
Gordon Pearce
Oct 11, 2019
Dear Connie and the Silver Family, I had just heard about poor Tim when I was sent Fred's obituary by Doug Fosten . I am speechless, and so so sad to hear this , I always liked all the Silvers . I know it's been years since we have seen each other but I always held you and Fred in my thoughts. My thoughts and prayers are with you all now. Please accept my heart felt condolences.
Todd Lusk
Oct 11, 2019
What a loss. I first met Fred and Connie, him playing and her caddying, during a practice round prior to the Canadian Senior on the back nine during a driving rain in Montreal.

What a wonderful pair they were. We became fast friends and have remained so for many years. Fred was always honest and true. A true golf proponent and ambassador for the game.
Mary Ann Stets
Oct 11, 2019
To the entire Silver Family you have my sincere condolenses! I will remember Fred always as a very kind man and good neighbor. When the children were tiny and I babysat he always walked me home through the empty lot that separated our houses and waited until I got in the house. I will miss running into him visiting at Julie's or at Tops! I'm sorry that I saw this notice too late to attend the mass. Love to you all, you are in my prayers.
Dennis O’Neil
Oct 11, 2019
To the Silver family,
I knew Fred as a friend, the fabulous golfer, Fellow board member, neighbor and the gentleman. Fred was always willing to try to help me with my game and he was just as quick to help you with a problem if you had one. I was lucky enough to be at The US amateur when Fred played. Most of all I admired Fred‘s kindness towards other people. I will miss him and express my deep sorrow for his loss, he will be missed by all of us.
Colleen Powers (formerly McDermid)
Oct 11, 2019
I am very sorry for your loss! Mr. Silver was a good man. I save several prayers for you all.

Kyra Waters
Oct 10, 2019
Dave, Dena, and family,
Sending my deepest condolences to you at such a difficult time.
John Tattersall
Oct 10, 2019
Fred was a great golfer Who played in many tournaments around the country including the US amateur. My father worked with Fred for many years at Carborundum and had great respect for him as a colleague.He was also a good Hockey player. I just talked to him a couple weeks ago at Niagara Falls CC. Fred was a great advocate for golf in the western New York area. He will be greatly missed.My condolences to his family.