Charles (Chaz) Aaron Silber, 51 of Wake Forest, NC, passed away very unexpectedly early Sunday morning, September 29, 2019, at his home. He was born April 11, 1968, in Raleigh, NC, as the son of Doreen Rothman Silber and the late Edward Joseph Silber. He graduated from Millbrook High School in 1986 and went on to graduate from NC Wesleyan College in 1990 with degrees in Business Administration and Food Service.
Chaz started his career in the restaurant industry working for Red Lobster and later worked at Frankie’s Fun Park. He had a true gift for motivating his employees and delivering an amazing guest experience to those who dined in restaurants that he managed. He made a career change to the IT industry after his children were born so that he could be more involved in their lives. He currently was the site lead at Dell in their VA Datacenter.
Chaz has always been an entrepreneur and enjoyed many side businesses that started from an early age. He always found ways to use these businesses to help others, such as his electric wheelchair rentals. He was known for his collection of “toys” like his DJ equipment, inflatables, and collection of classic arcade games. He was a man with a heart of gold that truly had a passion for life. Chaz was a rock for his family and loved them with all his heart.
He grew up active in NC DeMolay, serving as State Master Councilor in 1988 and 1989. It is through the Masonic Youth Organizations of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and DeMolay that he met his wife of 21 years, Joy Mayes Silber, originally from Statesville, NC, who survives. He was also a Mason at James B. Green Lodge in Raleigh.
Chaz loved his family and was especially proud of his children, Owen Tanner (19) and Rileigh Aaryn (16). In addition to his wife and children, Chaz is survived by his mother, Doreen Silber, brother, Frank (Johanna) Silber, and sister, Renee (Alex) Moise, and his uncle, Fred Rothman, all of Raleigh, as well as his mother and father-in-law Wayne and Joyce Mayes, sister-in-laws Jenny (Chris) Cline and Jill Hinson, and brother-in-law Jimmy (Crystal) Mayes, all of Statesville. Chaz was adored by his nieces and nephews, including nieces Abi Richardson, Hannah Silber, Sadie Moise, Lila Moise, Paisley Cline, and Raelynn Mayes, and nephews Joseph Silber, Garrett Mayes, Camden Hinson and Austin Hinson, as Chaz was a big kid himself.
Visitation with the family will be Saturday, October 5, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Bright Funeral Home, 405 S. Main St., Wake Forest. Funeral services will be Sunday, October 6, at 2:00 p.m.in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home, with a Celebration of Life following the funeral at Brooks Street Bowling in Wake Forest. In lieu of flowers, a college fund has been established at North State Bank for his children Owen and Rileigh and contributions can be sent directly to the account via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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