Benjamin K. Silverman, 86, of Skillman died May 17, 2011. He was born in Baltimore and moved to Princeton in 1954, also spending many summers in Bay Head.
Dr. Silverman established a pediatric practice in Princeton in 1954, taking care of children for the next 30 years. After leaving private practice, he became a teaching doctor at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and then the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (California). He was also one of the editors of The Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, which became the standard for the field of emergency pediatrics.
He completed his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he played lacrosse, and obtained his medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School.
He was a fan of the Princeton University sports program, serving as the attending physician during many athletic events. He was also active in Princeton youth sports programs that his sons participated in.
Predeceased by his son Steve, he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beverly (Miller); three sons, Rick, Bob, and Jon; and seven grandchildren.
Services were held May 20 with arrangements by Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel, Ewing. Memorial contributions may be made to the University Medical Center at Princeton, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, or Children’s Hospital of Orange County.