Julius “Julie” Silverman, 92, a longtime resident of Atlanta, died Feb. 27, 2019, with his daughters by his side. He was born October 20, 1926, in St. Paul, Minn., to Ida and Dave Silverman. The family settled in Atlanta in 1928. Julie was an alumnus of Boys High School, where sports was his “subject” of choice. He was the ultimate team player, sought after by many minor league and pro-am baseball and basketball teams in his day. He was drafted into the Army, where he played basketball in Guam during World War II. The true love of his life for 62 years was his business, Silvex Company. Nothing made him happier than loading his car on Sunday night for a week on the road. He was very disciplined and focused about business and his customers, colleagues and cherished friends. He actually continued to “work” up to six months before his death, using his phone until it got too hot to hold.
Julie is preceded in death by his wife, Edith “Edie” Silverman; his brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Rose Silverman; his parents of blessed memory, Dave and Ida Silverman. Julie is survived by his daughters, Alyson (Tom) Zonitch of Roswell, Fran (Steven) Moss of Austin, Texas, and Marla (Doug) Krohn of Duluth; four grandchildren, Jason (Kristen) Grusin of Atlanta, Adam (Laura Lee) Grusin of Birmingham, Ala., Erin Cloves of Austin, and Jonathan Krohn of Duluth; and three great-grandchildren, Elijah Lee Grusin and Samuel Jay Grusin of Birmingham, and Sydney Marie Grusin of Atlanta. “Uncle” Julie also leaves behind his beloved nieces and nephews Faye, Mark, Alan, and Betsy. A graveside service was held March 1, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that charitable donations be made to Weinstein Hospice, or The William Breman Jewish Home. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.