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Sylvia Winicur

Sylvia Winicur of West Chester Sylvia Winicur, 99, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Pocopson Home. Born in New York City in 1913, she was the second daughter of Barney and Molly Krinsky. After attending Lydia F. Wadleigh High School for Girls and Hunter College, Sylvia made a career as a supervisor in the NYC Water Authority Department. She was the wife of David Winicur, who preceded her in death in 1991 after 57 years of marriage. Sylvia lived in the Bronx, N.Y. until she and David moved to Margate, Fla. in 1976 where she enjoyed retired life playing competitive bridge (she was a Life Master). In 2005, she moved to be nearer to family in West Chester. She is survived by her children, Daniel Winicur (Babs) of West Chester, Steven Winicur of Rochester, N.Y., Carol Winicur (Jackie Myles) of Los Angeles, Calif., and Martha Roth of New York, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Zev Winicur (Shirah) of Indianapolis, Ind. and Paula Winicur (Chris Madden) of New Canaan, Conn.; and three great-grandchildren, Omri and Micah Winicur of Indianapolis, Ind. and Tessa Jane Madden of New Canaan, Conn. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ethel Hardis. A private interment service will be held at Menorah Gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Friends and relatives are invited to attend her memorial service, at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at Kesher Israel Congregation of Chester County, 1000 Pottstown Pike, West Chester. Open house will be held at the home of Dan and Babs Winicur, 832 Spruce Avenue in West Chester following the service. Shiva services will be observed at 7 p.m. at the Winicur's on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Donations in her memory may be made to the Pocopson Home, 1695 Lenape Road, West Chester, PA 19382 (610-793-1212). On-line condolences may be made by visiting www.harrismountainfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Daily Local on Feb. 26, 2013
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