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    - Ann Shapiro
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A beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and great friend, Sybil Sklar passed away peacefully on December 13th at age 93. Born 1921 in New York City, she was graduated from Hunter College with a BA Degree in 1941. A World War II Veteran she was a member of the Women's Army Corps from 1943-1945, serving in Australia, New Guinea and the Southern Philippines, earning a Philippines Liberation Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal with three bronze service stars and a Distinguished Unit Badge. After the war she taught deaf and hard of hearing children. In 1947 she received an MA Degree in Special Ed from Columbia University. A dedicated teacher, she worked with elementary through high school children at Bellevue Hospital, teaching remedial reading, math and other subjects in the public school there and with Bellevue's prison population (ages 18-21) for twenty years. She also taught English as a volunteer and was active as a real estate agent in Westchester County from 1976-1988. Married 1940 to Harold Sklar (deceased 1984), she is survived by three children: Pamela (Michael), Paul and Peter; her grandson Ari, a nephew and three nieces.

Published in The New York Times on Dec. 15, 2014
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