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Sylvia DeVries

1920 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Sylvia DeVries Obituary
Sylvia DeVries

Sylvia DeVries passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

She was born 7/24/20 in Akron, Ohio and had lived in Columbus since 2006.

She was predeceased by her husband, Howard DeVries. Surviving her are her children, Louis (Allyn) DeVries of Natchez, Miss., Patricia (David) Gold of Bexley, Ohio and Denise (Michael) Phares of Cleveland, Ohio; as well as her grandchildren, Marc Gold and Gabrielle Gold, both of Columbus, Ohio; her sister, Sarah Nelson of Wadsworth, Ohio; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Hannah and Abraham Feigenbaum of Jerusalem, Israel; several nieces and nephews and their families.

Sylvia was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister. She and Howard were married 64 years. She worked during World War II as a secretary at various military bases in the U.S. as well as at Goodyear Aerospace in Akron, Ohio while Howard served in the Army overseas. She was a member of Beth El Congregation, Akron, Ohio and the Akron chapter of the ladies auxiliary of the Jewish War Veterans.

Graveside service was held Tuesday at Rose Hill Burial Park, 3653 W. Market St., Akron, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, 3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City, OH 43213; www/


Published in Akron Beacon Journal on June 25, 2014
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