Sylvia Kaye, 84, of Nashville, Tenn., passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.

Sylvia was born and raised in Coney Island, N.Y. At 20, she married the man she picked out at age 15. Sylvia and Ray eventually moved to Miami, where they adopted two beautiful babies, Jodi and Jeff. The family moved to Atlanta in 1967, and Sylvia became active with the City of Hope, where she served as president for two years. Later, when her husband took early retirement, Sylvia went to work as the food and kitchen administrator for the Georgia Retardation Center, where she retired after 20 years of service. She was also a member of the Pomegranate Guild and volunteered for the Paralympics and for hospice.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Raymond, and her son, Jeff, who passed away at age 18. She is loved very much and survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jodi and Fred Buc; three grandsons, Michael Jeffrey, Harrison Joseph and Dylan Isaac, who thought their Grandma Sylvia was so funny and always enjoyed their time spent at “Camp Kaye”; and many close friends, who always knew Sylvia to be a true friend who was there whenever there was a need. She was very smart and very funny and will be missed by all who knew her.

Sign the online guestbook at www.edressler.com. Graveside services were held Friday, Dec. 9, at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs with Rabbi Scott Colbert officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the City of Hope. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.