AUERBACH--Sylvia Schwartz; Born March 6, 1921, died peacefully at her home in San Diego, California on February 17, 2013. Loving and beloved wife of the late Albert Auerbach. Loving mother of Carl and Steven Auerbach. Devoted grandmother of six and great-grandmother of eight. Proud author of four books on women and money, auctions, and parenting grown children as well as an unpublished memoir "A grocer's daughter." First mother to be a student at the Columbia School of Journalism, she was an inspiration to the next generation of what a determined woman could achieve in life and in work. She will be greatly missed.
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Published in The New York Times on Mar. 19, 2013