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Richard R. Silbert, M.D.

December 21, 1951 — November 19, 2022

South Abington Township

Richard R. Silbert, M.D.

Richard R. Silbert, MD, 70, of South Abington Township, died peacefully at home on Saturday surrounded by family and loved ones. Richard was the loving husband of wife Jeanne Ellis Quinn, to whom he was married for over 26 years.

Born December 21, 1951 in Philadelphia, PA, Richard was son to the late Milton and Genevieve (Goldberg) Silbert. Growing up in the predominantly Jewish neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia, “Richie” was a doting younger brother, devoted son, academic standout, and gifted musician. He graduated Northeast High School in Philadelphia, received his undergraduate degree from Temple University, and - after foregoing offers to be a touring musician at the behest of his mother -  earned his medical degree from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia in 1976. 

Richard completed his Residency in Psychiatry at the Institute of the Pennsylvania Hospital and his Fellowship at N. Philadelphia Community Mental Health Center. He was board certified in Psychiatry and a leader in the field of addiction management. Upon moving to the Scranton-area, Richard became the Chief of Psychiatry at Community Medical Center (now, Geisinger Community Medical Center) before going into private practice in the Scranton and Wilkes-Barre area. Richard served as President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Suicide Prevention Foundation and, most recently, was the Senior Medical Director of Community Care at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

Throughout his life, Richard continued to be passionate about music - performing locally with friends and mentoring upstarts. As an adoring grandfather and beloved family man, Richard treasured spending quality time with family and friends at his lake house in Bear Creek, PA. A diehard Philadelphia sports fan, Richard cherished attending annual 76ers games with his sons. While famous for being a tech whiz and skilled handyman, Richard will be most remembered for his kindness, generosity, and service to others. 

Richard is survived by two sons and their spouses, Ian and Lauren Silbert, Bernardsville, NJ, Cameron and Jen Silbert, Verona, NJ; step-son, Shane Quinn and wife Gretchen, Erdenheim, PA; step-daughter, Katie Quinn, Philadelphia, PA; brother, Joel Silbert and wife Carol, Cherry Hill, NJ; and four beloved grandchildren: Jesse & Nolan Silbert and Maclan & Marin Quinn.

A celebration of the life of Richard R. Silbert, MD, will be held on November 26, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Jennings-Calvey Funeral And Cremation Services, Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly Township, PA. Prior to the service, the family will receive relatives and friends from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services.  

Memorial Contributions may be made in Richard’s name to National Alliance on Mental Illness (donate.nami.org) or March of Dimes (www.marchofdimes.org/donate).  

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111 Colburn Ave, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

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