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In Memory

Richard Silberman

Richard Silberman

Richard's brother David said:

He's always had great memories of his time at Mumford and know that he would want to be remembered fondly.  

Richard wrote for our 50th Reunion:




Richard Silberman

Last Updated:    June 1, 2011
Residence:    Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
Elementary School:    Bagley
Occupation:    Retired
Work History:    I spent 30 years in the food industry. Within that time I was a grocery buyer for Chatham Supermarkets, merchandising manager at Great Scott Supermarkets, Vice-President of sales and marketing for Sanders' complete line of sweets, sales consultant to Awrey Bakeries and Midwest division manager with General Biscuit Brands of America. My fields of expertise were in Sales, Marketing, Logistics and General Management.

My last 10 years, before retiring in 2006, were spent in finance.
Children:    Debbie, born 1966
David, born 1968
Birthday:    November 1, 1943
Comments:    I'm in the process of developing a Rock 'n' Roll oldies radio show for national syndication. 

I am also researching the history of music and studying its origins, influences and development from the Baroque era to the popular music of 20th century.

For our 40 the reunion Richard wrote:


Richard Silberman

Dear Fellow Classmates,

After graduating from Wayne University with a business degree, I continued my career in the food business, after years of working for my father in his wholesale food company while attending Mumford. I held various mid and high level management positions with two local food chains, several food manufacturers, and controlled the multi-state distribution of some well known cookie brands for 14 years.

The position I held as VP of Sales and Marketing at Sanders was my favorite. I'm sure most of you remember their hot fudge, chocolates, creamy ice cream, and of course the coffee cakes and layer cakes. At my house, we always had a decorated birthday cake from Sanders. Many of the extra pounds I carried through my youth came from eating Devilsfood Buttercreme layer cakes (bumpy cake), and chocolate covered peanuts. I gained about 30 pounds during my first 3 months there and loved every bite I took.

After a fulfilling career in food, I moved into finance and currently am an executive loan officer and training manager for a large regional residential mortgage lender.

I became widowed 2 1/2 years ago rather suddenly after 33 years of marriage to Ronni (Rosann Mandel). She was a renowned miniaturist and left a large collection of her finished art in the form of room boxes (every day scenes of life in miniature). Some can be seen in display cases on the second floor of the Medical building at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

I still love the rock and roll music we grew up with. My collection of songs keeps growing and I never tire of listening. I'll occasionally guest host as DJ on a local AM station and play my favorites.

I have lived in the Detroit area my entire life and currently live near Ann Arbor. My daughter and son live and work in Ann Arbor.

See you at the reunion.

Richard Silberman 

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07/06/12 01:03 AM #1    

Michael Schermer


     In August 2011 Richard went out of his way to give me a sincere and warm greeting.  This alone made attending the reunion worthwhile.

      Along with Bobby Schore we were the Nairobi Trio.  Richard was the piano player.  Even at Post he had a strong interest in music.

       Rest well my friend from youth and fellow performer.

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