Nathan S. Silverberg, 82, a former Washington real estate and clothing salesman, died Tuesday in Hollywood, Fla., after a stroke.

A resident of Washington for most of his life, he had moved to Florida 12 years ago. He lived in Hollywood at the time of his death.

Mr. Silverberg was born in London, England, and came here as a child. He served with the U.S. Army in World War I.

He had worked as a salesman for Raleigh's for many years before retiring about 15 years ago. He was a past president of Retail Clerks International Local 400. He also was an independent real estate salesman.

He had taught painting and raised funds for the Jewish Emergency Fund through the sale of his paintings.

Mr. Silverberg was a past commander of Jewish War Veterans Post No. 58. He belonged to the American Legion. A 32d degree Mason, he was a member of Benjamin Franklin Lodge No. 50 and the Shrine.

He is survived by his wife, Esther, of the home; three children, Dr. Stanley Silverberg, of Potomac, Edythe Lee Herman, of Chevy Chase, and Jeri Lappen, of Silver Spring; a brother, Sam Silverberg, of Hartford, Conn., eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.