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POUGHKEEPSIE - Sylvia Blatt, 97, of Poughkeepsie, NY, passed away on January 3, 2014 at Vassar Bros. Medical Center. She was born in Woodridge, NY on November 11, 1916, the daughter of Meyer & Annie Newmark Goldman. Sylvia married Irving Blatt on May 26, 1940 in Woodridge, NY. He predeceased her on April 22, 1998. She was a homemaker and a member of Temple Beth-El in Poughkeepsie, NY. Sylvia was a member of Hadassah, Jewish Community Center Friends and the Temple Beth-El Sisterhood. She traveled to Israel with her husband and volunteered on a kibbutz in Jerusalem. Sylvia enjoyed traveling with her husband and was a proud, loving grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her daughters and their husbands: Arline & Edwin "Bernie" Bernstein of Poughkeepsie, NY; Harriet & Fred Kelner of Cary, NC and Debby & Allan Milboer of Jackson, NJ. There are 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services will be Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 1:30 PM in Temple Beth-El, 118 So Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Burial will follow in the family plot in Temple Beth-El Cemetery. Shiva will be held at the family residence. Memorial Donations may be made to: Temple Beth-El, 118 South Grand Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 or Congregation Schomre Israel, 18 Park Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Arrangements are under the direction of Wm. G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc., 371 Hooker Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Jan. 5, 2014