Name: Muriel Kay Silberman
Birth: 16 NOV 1924 in Fort Worth, Texas 1
Death: 1 NOV 2013 in San Antonio, Texas 1
_FA1: Physician (OB/Pediatrics); Health/medicine teacher;
_FA2: Taught retarded children
_FA3: Lifelong resident of Dallas TX except for medical
_FA4: residencies in Tulsa OK and Wilmington NC and final six years in San Antonio TX
_FA5: Southern Methodist U., B.A. (Pre-Med) 1945;
_FA6: Southwestern Medical School, M.D. 1946
Change Date: 1 JUL 2017
Muriel Kay Silberman Brahinsky, M.D., a retired physician and health-science educator, passed away in San Antonio on No vember 1, 2013. She was 88.
Muriel was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on November 16, 1924, to Russian immigrants Max and Fanye (Antweil) Silberman, an d grew up in Dallas. Following her graduation as salutatorian from Forest Avenue High School, she attended Southern Me thodist University. At SMU she earned membership in the Alpha Lambda Delta and Mortar Board honor societies and graduat ed with a B.A. in Pre-Medicine. Muriel continued her studies at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, becoming an M.D . in 1946, at age 21.
Muriel served an internship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and medical residencies in Tulsa and in Wilmington, North Carolina, fol lowing which she returned to Dallas and established a successful private practice in obstetrics and pediatrics. In 195 0 she met and married Henry Brahinsky, a concert violinist and music teacher, and soon afterward gave up her medical pr actice to raise their three sons. From 1964 to 1974, Muriel taught developmentally disabled children. Subsequently sh e was employed in the Dallas public schools, where for sixteen years she taught and wrote curriculum for courses in ana tomy and physiology, pathology, and Latin in the Health Careers Cluster at Skyline Career Development Center and the DI SD High School for the Health Professions. She retired from DISD in 1990 but continued teaching courses in medical term inology as a part-time instructor at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, until 2005.
In their retirement years, Muriel and Henry traveled the world, then settled into a Dallas retirement home, where Murie l led sessions in trivia, wordplay and word origins, and reminiscences. Henry died in 2001. In 2007 Muriel left Dallas , her home for more than eighty years, to live with her son and daughter-in-law in San Antonio, a city she came to lov e in the last six years of her life.
Muriel loved writing poetry for every occasion, reading, and anything with chocolate.
Muriel was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, Sylvia, a brother, Joseph, her oldest son, Martin , and his wife, Heidi. She is survived by two sons, Gerald Brahinsky and wife Phyllis of Irving, Texas, and Eric Brahin sky and wife April of San Antonio, and by two granddaughters, Simone Brahinsky of New York City, and Rachel Brahinsky E vans and husband Jadon of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
Father: Max Silberman b: 28 MAY 1889 in Felshtin, Russia (now Gvardeyskoye, Ukraine)
Mother: Fanye Lenora Antweil b: 1 MAY 1893 in Vilna, Lithuania, Russia
Henry Joseph Brahinsky b: 6 JAN 1917 in Kansas City, Missouri
29 MAY 1950
in Dallas, Texas 1
- Martin David Brahinsky b: 14 MAR 1951 in Dallas, Texas
- Living Brahinsky
- Living Brahinsky
- Text: (personal knowledge)