Sylvia E. Sladon, 99, formerly of Quogue, N.Y., and Bradenton, Fla., passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, June 10, 2014, at the Smith Health Care Center, Mountain Top.
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Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 8, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Isadore and Minna Jacobson Canner. Sylvia graduated from Jamaica Queens High School, Class of 1932, and continued her education at Hunter College, Manhattan, where she earned a bachelor's degree in liberal arts in 1936.
During World War II, she obtained a position at the Pentagon, where she met her future husband, Sydney Sladon. They relocated to New York and Sylvia obtained a teacher's position with the Department of Education, New York City, where she worked for many years before retiring.
Sylvia was a synchronized swimmer in the 1934 World's Fair. She was a swimming instructor and continued to swim well into her 90s. She was a talented painter and enjoyed playing bridge. Sylvia loved the theater and attended shows once or twice a month. She played tennis into her 80s and was riding her bicycle also in to her 90s. Sylvia was also an avid reader and world traveler, making several trips around the world. Sylvia enjoyed volunteering at Blake Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla.
She was a remarkable woman who lived her life to the fullest.
She was a member of the United Federation of Teachers union, New York City and Manhattan, N.Y.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband of 56 years, Sydney M. Sladon; son, Stanly Sladon; brother, Arthur Canner; and sister, Dorothy Rouse.
Surviving are her son, Stevan Sladon and his wife, Marilyn, Mountain Top; daughters, Sandra Dollinger and her companion, Ted Miller, New City, N.Y.; and Sharon Gentile and her husband, Gary Parker, East Hampton, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are being held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home Inc., 27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg, where online condolences may be made at www.lantermanallenfh.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on June 14, 2014