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1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
MENDENHALL, Sylvia 89, of Chelmsford, Teacher Emerita at Concord Academy, died peacefully on Thursday, June 23rd at the Lowell General Hospital. Born in New York, NY on May 30, 1927, she was the daughter of the late John Ross Mendenhall and Louise (Killinger) Mendenhall. After growing up in New York City, she studied at Smith College in Northampton, before earning her Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Harvard University in Cambridge. A beloved educator, she taught English at Concord Academy for nearly forty years. Even after her retirement, she continued her devotion to students by tutoring at the Academy, as well as attending numerous campus events. Sylvia was also an avid tennis player and a voracious reader. Survivors include her sister, Joan Schreder of New York, NY, her nephew, Michael Schreder of CT, her niece, Bonnie Nazarath of OR, and her close friends, Audrey Stoddard and Jesselyn Tobin of Carlisle, and Heather, Clayton, and Tyler Abrams, all of Carlisle. A memorial service will be held at Concord Academy at a later date. Private burial is in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord. In lieu of flowers, contributions, in her memory, may be made to Concord Academy, 166 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742. To share a remembrance in her online guestbook, visit: www.deefuneralhome.com. Dee Funeral Home of Concord 978-369-2030 Caring for families since 1868
Published in The Boston Globe on June 26, 2016
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