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Michael Lawrence Silber

March 20, 1943 ~ July 5, 2019 (age 76)

Michael Lawrence Silber, 76, of Fredericksburg, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019.

Michael worked for 35 years at Northrop Grumman and BAE as a Senior Systems Analyst after serving in the United States Army.  He obtained his B.S. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the WEBB Institute in NY. Michael held advanced degrees, including a Masters in Mathematics from Queens College, and a Doctorate in Physics from Iowa State University. Michael enjoyed photography, reading, traveling and working on model airplanes. His two sons often relied on his advice while doing home repairs - he was the family expert. Michael made time to attend reunions across the country with his classmates from the Webb Institute. He served on the Board of the Loudoun County Public Library and was a member of the Fredericksburg Flying Club. 

Michael is survived by his wife, Roberta; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Deborah Silber of King George, Virginia; son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Kelly Silber of Cache, Oklahoma, grandchildren Eric, Owen, Jackson and Natalie Silber; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Georgette Silber of Eugene, Oregon; brother-in law John Thede and wife Cherie; and sister-in-law, JoAnn Thede. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Sadie Silber. 

A service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Smile Train PO Box 96231 Washington DC 20090.

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