Sylvia Kogel, 93, of Scottsdale, passed away on May 9, 2013. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she graduated from Tilden High School. During WWII she was one of the many "Rosie the Riveters." In 1942, she and Gustav Kogel were married in Biloxi, Missisippi. When her husband returned form the war, she was part of the family building materials business. She was also a licensed interior designer. She was very active with the North Shore Jewish Center and was instrumental in the creation of the Long Island Cultural Center, serving as its president for several years. She enjoyed cruising the world and spending time with her family. In later years, she became the "resident poet" at Tuscany at McCormick Ranch where she lived. She was preceded in death by her husband Gustav and grandson David and is survived by her daughters Iris (Bob) Chapman and Randy (Stan) Zucker; grandchildren Matthew, Michael and Gabrielle, and great grandchildren Alyssa, Jordan, Kamryn, Davy and Jackson. Memorial services will be held Monday, May 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Tuscany at McCormick Ranch, 9000 E. San Victor, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Interment will be held in New York. Contributions may be made to the Gustav Kogel Scholarship Fund at the North Shore Jewish Center, 385 Old Town Rd., Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.