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Sylvia H. Goldsmith


1917 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Sylvia H. Goldsmith Obituary
August 28, 1917 - February 2, 2017 A loving and much loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Sylvia was born and raised in Nashville, TN. Her future was set at age 15 when she visited a camp friend in Providence, RI and met her future husband, Jerry. It was love at first sight: Despite the distance, they stayed connected and married in 1940, shortly after she graduated Wellesley College with a degree in economics. Son Alan was born in Cincinnati two years later. When Jerry returned from WW II, the three settled in Los Angeles, where daughter Joan (Herman) was soon born. Sylvia was the heart of her family, in all its extensions. Although petite in stature, she was amazingly strong and fiercely independent - also very smart and involved, giving and generous; a dedicated volunteer; an always gracious hostess and able cook, baker and candy-maker; a devoted walker and a consummate bridge player to the end. Friends new and old will remember a lovely woman and a caring friend who had only positive things to say no matter the circumstance. We shall dearly miss her but she will remain always in our hearts. Funeral Monday, February 6 at 11am, Hillside Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Mazon.org or the .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2017
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