Sylvia M. von Meyer
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LORAIN - Sylvia M. von Meyer (nee: Culig) died December 7, 2011 after a valiant fight against renal cancer. She was born in Lorain, Ohio on April 26, 1944. Sylvia graduated from Clearview High School in 1962 and from Kent State University in 1966. She taught at Masson Junior High School and the Ohio Youth Commission. Sylvia served as the aide to the former State Senator Ron Nabakowski; She also worked at the Ohio lottery in Columbus. She was involved in politics working on many campaigns. Sylvia always believed that one person could make a difference. She delighted in visiting with family and friends and enjoyed travel, libraries and museums. Sylvia was an inspired and talented seamstress. She worked at the old Historical Society Museum and clothed the interpreters at the adjacent Ohio Village in copies of authentic items in their collection. Sylvia attended the First Congregational Church, Lorain where she belonged to the Fellowship Supper Club. She is survived by her husband of eighteen years Ferdinand 'Ferd' von Meyer, sisters, Judy Klier and Kathy Dane, nephew Colin Klier, step daughter, Barbara Minkler, granddaughters, Kenza and Mandy of Eugene Oregon, one aunt, many cousins and a host of friends. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Nick in 1981 and Diane (nee: Jurich) Culig in 2008, infant nephew, Brian Klier and brother-in-laws, Tom Klier and Donald 'Bear' Dane. She remained grateful for every kindness to herself and family. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be on Monday at 5:30 P. M. in the First Congregational Church, 423 Washington Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052 with The Rev. Mrs. Vicki McGaw, interim pastor officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice. The WALTER A. FREY FUNERAL HOME, 700 West Erie Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052 is entrusted with the arrangements. On line condolences may be sent to www.freyfuneral home.com.
Published in The Morning Journal on Dec. 10, 2011