Ruth H. Silman

Obituary of Ruth H. Silman


Levine Chapels

Ruth Silman, 52, wife of Timothy Clark and mother of Phoebe Clark and Jacob Clark, of Harvard, MA, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. Ruth was a shining light, ensuring the world was better than she found it. The youngest of three children of Robert and Roberta Silman, Ruth grew up in Ardsley, NY and Great Barrington, MA, with summers at the North Country Camps in the Adirondacks. A graduate of Cornell University and Boston University Law School, Ruth was a partner at Nixon Peabody, and recently served as the Office Managing Partner of the Boston office. A passionate lawyer and environmental advocate, Ruth also served on the boards of the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, the Cornell Outdoor Education Advisory Board, the North Country Camps Chief’s Fund, and the Environmental Business Council of New England, and was a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. Ruth loved to hike and ski, was a gifted baker, and a devoted, generous and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Her light has been dimmed too soon, but her example and impact on the world continue indefinitely. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 2 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Harvard, MA, at 11:00am (join by zoom with burial following in Bellevue Cemetery. Donations in Ruth’s honor may be made to the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, Harvard MA, 01451,

Show your support


No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.