In Memory

Lynn Silvers (Zitron)

Lynn P. Zitron

Lynn P. Zitron

Virginia Beach - Lynn Pearl Silvers Zitron, 65 of the 3200 block of Silver Sands Circle, Virginia Beach, passed away April 3, 2014 in her home, surrounded by those she loved the most. Lynn was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she received her undergraduate degree at Temple University in Math, and Graduate degree from Villanova University in Counseling. She is survived by her parents, Dr. Richard Silvers and Elayne Glassman Silvers, daughter Melissa, son Michael , grandson Asa Brixton, daughter-in-law, Michelle Kim, sister Sandra (Marc) Alch, brother Gary (Briana) Silvers, and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Lynn Zitron was passionate about everything she did, and lucky enough to have found her calling not once, but twice in her lifetime. With only a vision and vacant space, she cultivated what would become The Entertainers, an upscale card and gift shop, where she found joy in helping the community plan their most special occasions. She cherished her customers, as they did her, making her stores a Best of the Beach nominee and winner, multiple years running. Six stores and twenty five years later, she closed the doors of her business and opened the door to what would become her true calling in life. In typical Lynn-fashion, rather than retiring and relaxing, she decided to return to the workforce full time, as a math teacher. With only thirty years of technology and classroom hours to catch up on, she retired her typewriter, and jumped right in, "NBD." Challenge accepted!. She began her journey at Open Campus, and eventually transitioned to Tallwood High School as a proud Lion, where she taught up until January 2014. Referred to as Miss Z, Zitty, Zit, and Ziggy, the faculty and students quickly picked up on her quirky, unique personality, and could not get enough of her. The feeling was definitely mutual. She loved teaching, but more than that, she LOVED her students. Seeing them improve and believe in themselves brought her more happiness than almost anything in the world. It was important to her that her "kids" succeeded far beyond the classroom, and knew their value and true potential in all aspects of life. She was inspired by them, and as it turned out, they were even more inspired by her. The outpouring of love and gratitude the family has received in this last month, is a true testament to the difference she made in the lives of everyone she touched. Teaching was the role of her lifetime, and she was an absolute rock star.

In her 'spare time,' Lynn volunteered at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and was a board member at The Judeo Christian Outreach Center. Over the years, she took on numerous leadership roles within the Temple and her community, spear-heading programs to support and help those in need.

She worked through the pain, trials, road-trips, and treatment without complaint, so many were shocked to hear about her illness and passing. Lynn never once used cancer as an excuse for anything. Ever. She never pitied herself, or asked for sympathy, for she was too busy fighting. Lynn Zitron was a warrior, in every sense of the word. Strong, courageous, determined and brave. And when it was time to stop fighting, she did so with grace, gratitude, and beauty. She was a true inspiration.

Today, on this first Mother's Day in heaven, we want to honor the incredible mother, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, and YaYa that you were and will always be. Fierce, feisty, funny, intelligent, and beautiful, inside and out.. our favorite character. We miss and love you with every breath we take. Your indomitable spirit continues to inspire us each and every day. May heaven be filled with endless amounts of root beer floats, Vienna Fingers, salt-water taffies, and plenty of laughter with the friends you've missed so much. Happy Mother's Day, Mom. We love you. Forever and always. Until we meet again..

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Judeo-Christian Outreach Center at

Published in The Virginian Pilot on May 11, 2014