Deceased Information

  • DECEASED

    Sylvia Weinberg

  • AGE

    97

  • DATE OF DEATH

    Friday, September 03, 2021 (Before Sunset)

  • DATE OF FUNERAL

    Monday, September 06, 2021

  • TIME OF FUNERAL

    10:00 AM

  • PLACE OF FUNERAL

    Graveside

  • DONATIONS

  • OBITUARY

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    Sylvia (Syl) Weinberg, age 97, of Marietta, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021.

    She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Irving (Irv) Weinberg. She is survived by their children, Sybil Sloan of Athens, Ilene (Ed) Baker of Marietta, four grandchildren, Shana (Dave) Henson, Josie Sloan, Lisa (Brad) Garvey, Jeff (Amy) Baker, and 4 great-grandchildren, Sloan Henson, Jake Henson, Henry Baker and Sam Baker.

    Syl was born in the small town of Algoma, Wisconsin to parents of Eastern European descent. As a young adult, while working and sharing an apartment with her two older sisters in Milwaukee, she met and married Irv. They moved with their two young daughters to Atlanta in order for Irv to pursue his lifelong career as regional sales manager and mechanical engineer in the field of commercial refrigeration. Sylvia served as a part time administrative assistant and was a dedicated supporter of Irv’s throughout his career.

    Syl relished the role of devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her home was fully stocked with both indoor and outdoor games, toys and books for all to enjoy. She especially loved hosting or spending time with the family for holidays and special occasions.

    Generosity was a huge part of Syl’s life. She thrived on doing things for others. She enthusiastically and tirelessly used her creativity, intelligence, and organizational skills to benefit numerous projects, organizations, hobbies and causes.

    One of Syl’s greatest accomplishments and passions was that of an active and longtime philanthropist and leader in City of Hope, a research hospital and National Medical Center for catastrophic diseases. She was one of a small group of women who founded the Atlanta chapter of City of Hope in 1957, which eventually became a 500 member auxiliary. She served as president, editor of the newsletter, tribute chairman, creator of the “Birthdays for Hope” publication, and member of the million dollar fundraising club. She was honored with a Woman of Achievement Award by the Atlanta Jewish Federation for her work with City of Hope.

    She served as a member and short term clerical worker at both Shearith Israel and Etz Chaim Synagogues respectively. While at Etz Chaim, she was a member of the Board of Trustees, received the Sisterhood award for coordinating as well as knitting for the stocking cap project, proudly donated a book bay to the synagogue library, and lovingly volunteered by reading to the preschool classroom. At the age of 70, she studied at Etz Chaim synagogue and participated in a group Bat Mitzvah with much younger adults.

    Several of her volunteer projects included typing materials on a large print typewriter for the blind, assisting several candidacies for her favorite politicians, and being instrumental in getting much needed traffic lights at the busy intersections at Lavista Road and Sheffield in Dekalb County and Upper Roswell Road and Robinson Road in Cobb County.

    A huge passion of Syl’s was sending greeting cards and presenting gifts to others. She loved to write creatively as well as editorials for the AJC. One of Syl’s greatest joys was to send greeting cards, notes of congratulations, and thank you notes to many who crossed her path.

    She was an avid bridge player, and quite competitive – relishing on her occasional nickname as the “small slam queen”. She loved playing RummyQ and patiently taught others to play well enough to sometimes beat her. In earlier years, she was a terrific bowler (155 average score) and an accomplished flute player. She loved to travel, and was fortunate enough to go on some very special trips with Irv throughout the United States and abroad.

    Syl’s smile, positivity, enthusiasm, passion, “can do” attitude, and fortitude were assets throughout her life. Her joy for life and uniqueness will live on in our memories forever.

    Special and sincere thanks to Elizabeth Asante, loving, devoted and wonderful caregiver for over 14 years to both Syl and Irv. God bless this special person, who proudly called her “Mama”. Our family will be eternally grateful to her.

    For those who choose to make a donation in Sylvia’s memory, feel free to contribute to Etz Chaim Synagogue, etzchaim.net or Weinstein Hospice of Atlanta, www.jewishhomelife.org/weinstein-hospice, The City of Hope, https://www.cityofhope.org/location/duarte, OR the organization of your choice.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Jenny Mopper

    Sybil and family I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother and grandmother. I always enjoyed hearing stories about your mom when we taught together, Sybil. Sending you love and strength during this time.

    September 07, 2021 , 08:17 PM


  • Jenny Mopper

    Sybil and family I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother and grandmother. I loved hearing you talk about your mom, Sybil. Sending you love and strength.

    September 07, 2021 , 08:13 PM


  • Madelyn Spiegelman

    I never met Sylvia but hearing the amazing eulogies brought me the gift of her life through your eyes. Thank you for sharing her Joy by giving us the Mitzvah of your words. May Sylvia Rest In Peace and May her memories bring you solace.

    September 07, 2021 , 02:01 PM


  • Judy Schulman

    Sybil, Ilene, Ed and family, Sending sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. Such a sweet lady will be greatly missed. Love to all, Judy Schulman

    September 06, 2021 , 06:00 PM


  • Joyce Lowenstein

    My heart and thoughts go out to you and your sister. I did not have the pleasure of knowing her but she was an outstanding lady in all ways from your description. I will go to link for the services. Sending love and warm hugs at this sad time, Joyce

    September 06, 2021 , 05:57 PM


  • Jean and Jack Geddes

    After the zoom of your Mom's funeral, Jack and I learned so about the past accomplishments of your Mom, What a loving family she had and how they all showed so much love for this wonderful women who had the best qualities of all. LOVE, KINDNESS and JOY! We wish you all Peace.

    September 06, 2021 , 03:25 PM


  • Rima Block-DuVall

    Prayers to all, loved my cousin Sylvia Her sense of humor and caring will be missed,

    September 06, 2021 , 10:13 AM


  • Jill and Joe Segal

    Sybil and Ilene, We’re so sorry your loss. May your wonderful memories give you comfort . Sending love and hugs !

    September 06, 2021 , 02:11 PM


  • Kathi Koufacos

    Now you are all together again. Aunt Sylvia , you were inspirational Rest In Peace , love to the Baker, Sloan, and Henson family and to you Elizabeth My thoughts are with you all

    September 06, 2021 , 09:56 AM


  • Sherry Bright

    Ilene and Eddie, I have so many cherished memories of your sweet mama Syl. She had a joy for life that made her eyes twinkle when she smiled. She and Irv went out of their way to visit our family in Shreveport on their return from up north. We had recently moved there and seeing faces from home brought tears to my eyes. I will never forget that. Love, Sherry

    September 06, 2021 , 09:43 AM


  • Sandy and Marv

    Ilene , Sybil and family, Syl was so special, kind, warm and thoughtful. We always enjoyed Syl and Irv’s company and felt so lucky to have had them as neighbors. Such wonderful people and great family. Thinking of you and so sorry for your loss.

    September 06, 2021 , 02:42 AM


  • Kimberly Danforth Painter

    My grandma Millie was Sylvia’s sister. To be part of their family is a privilege. Wonderful, loving, matriarchs of the family. Sylvia will be missed. Sending our love to you all.

    September 05, 2021 , 08:43 PM


  • Carla Cohen Marguerite & Ronnie Merlin

    Sylvia Weinberg was consistently so very kind and genuine. We felt so welcome in her home and appreciated and respected in her company. We have missed “her” for so long and we will continue to miss her always. Our love and deepest condolences to the entire family.

    September 05, 2021 , 07:18 PM


  • Shelly and Mark Chester

    Thinking of you and sending our deepest condolences. Remembering your mother’s wonderful laugh and smile. It lit up a room.

    September 05, 2021 , 06:36 PM


  • Edith Krainin Clark

    Sybil, I remember spending time at your house on Anita Place.Both your parents were so kind and always made me feel welcome. So sorry.Thinking of you and your family.

    September 05, 2021 , 04:55 AM


  • Julie Cohen

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was such a fun lady and loved her girls and family so much. May her memory be a blessing. ((Hugs))

    September 03, 2021 , 09:59 PM


  • Ann Levin

    Sybil and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs and love, Ann

    September 03, 2021 , 08:24 PM


  • Brad Levenberg

    Oh, Sybil, I am so sorry. Know that all of us at Sinai are sending you much love and strength during these dark days.

    September 03, 2021 , 05:48 PM


  • Elliot R. Spiegelman

    Ilene and Ed: We are so sorry to here of Sylvia's passing. She and your family have been such a big part of life since we were kids in the old neighborhood. I have nothing but fond memories of her, your dad, you and your sister. My best to you and the family. Ronnie and Madelyn Spiegelman

    September 03, 2021 , 03:19 PM


  • Patsy and Barry

    Sending our love to all of Sylvia’s loved ones. She was a lovely lady.

    September 03, 2021 , 02:33 PM


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