In memory of
Louis Silverstone Comedy writer for MAD Magazine in its heyday, 90 Louis Silverstone of Port Jefferson, N.Y., formerly of Long Beach, N.Y., passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015, at 90. Lou grew up in Plainfield, N.J., and graduated from Plainfield High School. At the age of 18, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and for a while served as a medic in a hospital stateside. When he was discharged, he attended the University of Illinois, studying accounting. After working as an accountant for several years, he realized his dream of being a comedy writer. Through sheer determination and relentless persistence, he finally landed a job at MAD Magazine. He was one of "The Usual Gang of Idiots" at MAD Magazine from 1962 to 1990. Lou wrote parodies of television shows and movies as well as other types of comedy pieces for MAD. In 1990, he became an editor and writer at Cracked Magazine. Lou is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary; devoted son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Jennifer; brother, Bob Silverstone of Montauk, N.Y.; sister, Anne Glasser of Westfield, N.J., and light-of-his-life grandchildren, Madison and James.
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