Sylvia S. Berkowitz, 82, passed away November 10, 2015. A native Atlantan and Grady High School graduate, she retired as Office Manager for the Atlanta Section, National Council of Jewish Women, after more than 35 years of service. She was preceded in death by parents, Bessie and Sidney Sturman, and her loving husband of 57 years, Sam H. Berkowitz. She is survived by daughters, Susan Berkowitz and Tzivia (Helen) Silverstein; son, Steve and his wife Michele; grandchildren: Shaina and Adina Silverstein and Jeffrey, Hava, and Max Berkowitz, all of Atlanta, and Avraham Chaim Silverstein of Israel. Other survivors include brothers Robert and Milton Sturman; sister Natalie Ellis; many nieces and nephews; and dear family friend, Dell Asher. The family would like to thank the nursing staff of Hospice Atlanta at Emory Hospital for their extraordinary care and compassion. Online guestbook is available at In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates donations to National Council of Jewish Women, P. O. Box 76162, Sandy Springs, GA 30328; or Visiting Nurse Health System/Hospice Atlanta, 5775 Glenridge Drive, Suite E200, Atlanta, GA 30328. Graveside services will be noon Thursday, November 12 (TODAY) at Greenwood Cemetery, with Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.