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Sylvia Matlow Bernstein passed away on February 5, 2024, at age 79. She was predeceased by her parents, Molly and Abraham Matlow, and former spouse, Alan Charles Bernstein, father of her two surviving children, Jennifer (Bernstein) Sanderson and Amy Elizabeth Bernstein. She was also survived by her son-in-law, Nicholas B. Sanderson, grandchildren, Brooks Alan and William James Sanderson in addition to many cousins, neighbors, and dear friends.

Sylvia was born on August 15, 1944, in Rochester, New York where she graduated from Brighton High School, raised a family, and lived her entire life. Aside from her family, Sylvia loved to create beautiful works of art, travel to new places, and engage in stimulating conversations with friends, neighbors, and loved ones. Her legacy will be one of compassion, creativity, and family devotion.

The family would like to thank the numerous caretakers and friends who supported Sylvia at The Jewish Home of Rochester in the last few years of her life, the doctors and nurses from Highland Hospital, and the friends and loved ones who helped her live life to the fullest during these last years.

A Memorial Service will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery on Friday, February 16th at 10:30 a.m.

Donations may be made to The Jewish Home Of Rochester in Sylvia’s memory. Click HERE to donate.

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