Vella W. Silver, retired Baltimore teacher, dies


Services for Vella W. Silver, a retired teacher, will be held at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mrs. Silver died Tuesday in her sleep at her home in the Samester Apartments in Northwest Baltimore. She would have been 84 tomorrow.

She retired in 1972 from the Liberty Elementary School at Maine Avenue and Garrison Boulevard after teaching in Baltimore schools for 32 years.

The former Vella Wolfe was a native of Baltimore and was educated at what is now the Towson State University and the Peabody Institute, where she studied the piano. Later, she established a scholarship at the institute in honor of her husband, Barnett L. Silver, a retired lawyer who died in 1980, and her son, Charles Silver, who died in 1982.

A member of the Beth Tfiloh Congregation and a supporter of the Johns Hopkins University, she was fond of attending Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts, theatrical productions and museums.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Albert Geshekter of Baltimore, and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

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