Sylvia Cohn

Sylvia Cohn

Sylvia Cohn (Silberman), 98, of Boca Raton, Fla., died June 10, 2017. She grew up in Newark, and lived for many years there and in Maplewood and Florham Park before moving to Florida in 1985. 

Mrs. Cohn attended New York University. 

She married her high school sweetheart, George, in 1941, and lived in Colorado Springs, Colo., while he was in officer training school, before returning to Newark when he was sent overseas during World War II. She became a typing and stenography teacher, and remained as a teacher at Central High School in Newark. During the 1960s she attended Seton Hall University at night and in the summers to earn a master’s degree in guidance counseling, working as a guidance counselor until her retirement. 

After retirement, she attended the New School in New York City, taught cooking classes, and played tennis, among many activities. 

Predeceased by her husband in 1988, she is survived by two sons, Richard and Matthew; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at Maplewood Country Club on Sunday, July 9, at 12:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Community Federation of South Palm Beach County, Florida; or Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

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