Obituary: Sylvia Schwartz

Obituary: Sylvia Schwartz

An Atlanta native, she was a longtime employee of the JCC and a member of Shearith Israel.

Sylvia Schwartz, 93, a native of Atlanta, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017.

She was born Oct. 12, 1923, to Pearl and Isadore Glustrom, both of blessed memory. Sylvia graduated from Peabody College (now part of Vanderbilt) and went to work for the Atlanta Jewish Community Center in 1954, retiring as the director of early childhood services at the Marcus JCC in 1990. A member of Na’amat and Brandeis, where she worked at the book sale for many years, she was a past vice president of Congregation Shearith Israel and a consultant to the Shearith Israel religious school.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her loving husband of 68 years, Fred Schwartz, and siblings Jonny Glustrom and Ida Macher. She is survived by her daughter, Denise Schwartz; her sons, Jim (Wanda) and Bill (Terry); grandchildren Justin Schwartz, Jessica Franks, Whitney Schwartz-DuBose and Charles Cortell; great-grandchildren William, Hannah and Noah Franks, Kylie Ferris, and Kaden Schwartz; and niece Bobbi Wilson.

Sign the online guestbook at Graveside services will be held Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3:30 p.m. at Crest Lawn Memorial Park with Rabbi Ari Kaiman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Congregation Shearith Israel,, or Hospice Atlanta, Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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