Willa Silverman, The Malvin E. and Lea P. Bank Professor of French and Jewish Studies, 1959-2023.
It is with a very heavy heart that we let our PSU FFS community know of the passing of Willa Silverman, the Malvin E. and Lea P. Bank Professor of French and Jewish Studies. She was a beloved mentor, colleague, professor and friend to so many throughout the years. Her tireless work on behalf of her students, her impressive and important scholarship, and her love for Paris will always remain with us. May her memory be a blessing.
Funeral: 11:00 AM Wednesday at Congregation Brit Shalom 620 E Hamilton Ave, State College, PA 16801.
Shiva Minyans (all are welcome): 6:30 PM on Wednesday and Thursday at Congregation Brit Shalom.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service of Johns Hopkins Medicine; Congregation Brit Shalom, 620 E. Hamilton Ave., State College, PA; or the Gene and Roz Chaiken Endowment for the Study of the Holocaust with checks made payable to The Pennsylvania State University and mailed to Annual Giving, 2583 Gateway Drive, Bristol Place One, Suite 200, State College, PA 16801. Gifts can also be made online at raise.psu.edu/ChaikenEndowment.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.