Burton “Burt” Victor Silverstein, age 76 of Gainesville, FL, passed
away on Thursday, November 4, 2021. The cause of death was metastatic
Dr. Silverstein was born May 7, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY to Jacob and
Beatrice Silverstein. He graduated magna cum laude from the
The University of Rochester in 1966, and then from the University of
Pennsylvania Medical School in 1970. His four-year residency in
internal medicine, also at the University of Pennsylvania, was
interrupted after two years when he was called upon to serve in the
medical corps of the U.S. Air Force in Guam during the Vietnam war.
His children were both born in Guam. After completing his military
duty as a major, he returned to Philadelphia to complete his
residency. He then moved with his family to North Carolina, where he
completed a cardiology fellowship at Duke University and became a
board-certified cardiologist. In 1978 he moved to Gainesville, where
he practiced as a cardiologist, first with Cardiology Associates of
Gainesville and then with the Cardiovascular Institute, until his
retirement in 2021.
Burt loved traveling and visited all 7 continents. He sometimes
combined this with his love of cycling, bicycling across Italy, Costa
Rica, New Zealand, central Europe, and Iowa. In addition, he was a
committed long-distance runner, and ran more than a dozen marathons.
His last trip, to Rwanda to see the gorillas, incorporated yet another
passion of his, photography.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his loving
wife of 53 years, Janet Silverstein, sons Craig and Todd Silverstein,
sister Zelda McBride, and three grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2021, at
the Synagogue of Congregation B’nai Israel, 3830 NW 16th Blvd.,
Gainesville. Interment will be at B’nai Israel Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, please consider donations to The University of Florida
Foundation for the Patient Quality and Safety Fund.
Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES
311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361