Dorothy Silver, a former teacher and children’s stories author who read at schools in the Marina del Rey area, where she lived for ten years, has died. She was 91.

Silver passed away peacefully March 16th with her family by her side after briefly battling leukemia.

The daughter of Marcu and Hanna Greenberg, who immigrated to McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania from Romania, Silver had just completed the sewing of her 1,000th purse at the time of her death, family members said. Friends and family say they are working to display her unique and beautiful purses.

She was an avid gardener, bridge player, children’s stories writer and retired math teacher from Pittsburgh public schools.

While living in Marina del Rey she volunteered to read her stories to children at many local schools.

Silver was loved by many friends, relatives and students for her sense of humor, warmth and wisdom, which they say will be missed and remembered forever.

Silver was preceded in death by her husband Hyman Silver and granddaughter Annie Liberati. She is survived by her son Lawrence Silver, daughter Elaine Liberati, and grandchildren Marc, Tony, Stephanie, Jenny, Jon and Julia.

A funeral service was held March 19th at Mt. Sinai Cemetery.

In memory of her granddaughter Annie, who died unexpectedly two years ago, donations can be made to the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation of Pittsburgh, (724) 934-0034.