AUBURN – Dr. Randall Harding Silver, of Barkley Place, Auburn, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at d’Youville Pavilion. He was 76. Born April 29, 1929, in Claremont, N.H., son of the late Marion and Chester Silver. Randy spent much of his youth on his family’s farm that raised beef and raspberries. His sister, Janet Merritt died previously. He graduated from Towle High School in Newport, N.H. in 1947, and then served in the U.S. Army medical corps in Georgia and Korea. He graduated summa cum laude in from UNH in 1953. After earning his MD at Harvard in 1957, Dr Silver specialized in pediatrics, becoming chief pediatric resident at Genessee Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. He practiced pediatrics in Guilford and Randolph, Vt., until 1966 when he came to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, in Ellsworth. Much of Dr. Silver’s medical career was spent in medically underserved areas, including Passamaquoddy Reservations and small Maine and Canadian border towns and schools. He helped found Downeast Health Services (Ellsworth), serving as medical director from 1974-1981 and board chair from 1981-2000. He also served as consulting physician or medical director to several entities including Calais Memorial Hospital, Transition House (Calais), Indian Township Health Center (Princeton), Pleasant Point Health Center (Perry), and Facing Change in Lewiston. Randy moved from Ellsworth to Auburn in 1982 where he made his home with his beloved companion, Malca Wilner. He continued his work Downeast, traveling to Ellsworth, Calais, Machias and environs each week until this summer. He became ASAM Board certified in chemical dependency treatment in 1987 and spent 6 years as attending physician, associate director and acting director of Chemical Dependency Services at St. Mary’s Regional Hospital. At the time of his death his hospital affiliations included Calais Memorial and Emeritus Staff at St. Mary’s. Randy was an active member of Temple Shalom Synagogue. He was also an avid bridge player, enjoying leagues in Lewiston, Ellsworth, and St. Stephen, N.B. He will be remembered for the joy he took in playing with his “Barkley Place Farm and Garden”, where he took special pride in raising raspberries and tomatoes and experimenting with new and unique varieties of plants. He is survived by his children, Stewart Silver, Stan and Maria Silver, Stephanie Everett and David Tate; grandchildren, Chris Everett, Thomas Silver and Christina Silver his companion and partner, Malca Wilner and family, Beth and John Vallee, Charles Wilner, Jonathan and Jayne Wilner, Paul and Eileen Wilner; grandchildren Samuel Vallee, Emily Wilner, Chadd Wilner, Stephen Wilner, Ernest and Jessica Fitts, and Jeni and Jared Cash; great-grandson, Connor Ernest Fitts; several nieces and nephews. Those whose lives he touched will sadly miss him. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning, 11 a.m. at the Temple Shalom Synagogue, Auburn. Interment, Beth Abraham Cemetery, Auburn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Temple Shalom Library, 74 Bradman St., Auburn, ME 04210. Albert & Burpee Funeral Home.