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Bobbie Silver

June 30, 2012

Bobbie Silver

Roberta "Bobbie" Silver passed away on June 29, 2012 at the age of 93. She was born June 27, 1919 in Idaho and came to Tampa in 1950, where she owned a successful beauty salon. She was the loving wife of Cyril Silver, mother of Everett Nicks who preceded her in death. She is survived by Cyril, her sister Mary Baldwin of Rathdrum, Idaho, grandsons Keith Nicks of Jordan, Minnesota and David Burdick of Brooksville, FL, sister-in-law Ray "Rita" Gaffney of Tampa, nephews Charles Stephen Gaffney (Sheila) of Tampa and Barry Gaffney (Cathy) of Plant City, four great nephews David Gaffney (Tam) of Torrance, California, Scott Gaffney (Beth) of Tampa, Jeremy Gaffney of Plant City and Daniel Gaffney of Birmingham, Alabama, niece Stacy Doutre (Darrell) of Sparks, Nevada and nephew Larry Blankenship of Citrus Heights, California. She also had two great, great nieces Wrenna and Kaili Gaffney of Tampa. Bobbie had a wonderfully unique style with a flair for the dramatic. She was a consummate hostess whether it was Passover Seder or a surprise birthday party for her husband. The only time Bobbie was less than gracious was when her beloved Green Bay Packers lost! Her cooking was legendary and ranged from matzo honey cake to chopped liver. She was always willing to share her recipes but the result was never quite as good as when she cooked it! Bobbie and Cyril travelled extensively, visiting China in the early 1980's and rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. She enjoyed creating masterpieces in needlepoint and read extensively until declining health forced her to give up these cherished hobbies. She enjoyed visits from dear friends Elena and Polly and their tiny Chihuahua, Teak, who Bobbie adopted as her own. Bobbie always exhibited a zest for life and lived it to the fullest on her terms. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Graveside services will be held at Beth Israel Cemetery, 600 W. Indiana Avenue, Tampa, Monday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m. No flowers, please. Donations can be made to LifePath Hospice or Congregation Rodeph Sholom.


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