Sylvia Klebanow

Sylvia Klebanow 90, of Mary Wade Home, New Haven died September 25, 2009. She was the widow of Leo Klebanow and is survived by three daughters Merrily Kaplan of New Haven, Isabelle Klebanow of Jerusalem, Israel and Amy Stevens of Hamden and three grandchildren, Joshua Kaplan and Corey and Molly Stevens. She was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 at the Cong. Beth Israel Cemetery, North Reading, MA. Period of mourning will be private.

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  1. Lois Dioro said,

    09.27.09 at 5:41 pm

    Losing our parents, especially our mothers, is one of the hardest things we ever go through. Suddenly we are no longer anyone’s child. I am sorry for your loss. I know how devoted you were to Sylvia.

    Lois Dioro (Helen Buck’s niece)

  2. Ron Gagliardi said,

    09.28.09 at 11:44 am

    September 28, 2009,


    I was just thinking of you and your mother the other day when I drove by where she used to live on Putnam Avenue. I never got to know her or your dad very well, but I remember she was always very pleasant and smiling.

    There’s never really much one can say upon the death of a friend’s parent. I can tell you that my mom died last November, so I know a little about what you are going through. I don’t know about your mom’s condition prior to her death, but sometimes death can be a blessing. I know it was in my mom’s case. Whether it was a blessing in your mom’s case or not, I’m sure you will miss her. I just try to think of my mom before her strokes and hospitalization and to focus on the happy moments I have tucked away in my thoughts and while viewing her in videotapes and in photographs. Perhaps that process will work for you with your mom.

    I won’t be able to attend her funeral in Massachusetts, but if you find yourself in Hamden before returning to Israel, we could meet and I could extend my condolences in person. If not, I hope you are well and please convey my thoughts to Merrily and Amy and their families.

    Ron Gagliardi

  3. Sue Rosen said,

    09.28.09 at 4:45 pm

    My deep condolences are extended to all of you. I hope the comfort of fond memories will help during this difficult time. Sylvia will be missed. You all are in my family and my thoughts.


  4. Beverly Harrison said,

    09.28.09 at 5:46 pm

    Dear Isabelle, Merrily and Amy,

    I was so very saddened to read in the New Haven Register of your Mom’s passing. I will be forever grateful that she was the wonderful, caring roommate of my mother for so many years at Mary Wade. My Mom was certainly fortunate to have her there.

    I know what a difficult time you are going through now, but I also know that you are thankful that Sylvia had such a caring place to live. I will never forget how vitally interested she was in everything that was going on, and how she would be glued to watching the news and C-Span on her television when she was not reading the newspaper or one of her books, or lending a hand to help the Mary Wade staff wherever she was needed. I know how much you will miss her.

    My deep sympathy and best wishes are with you all and your families.

    Most sincerely, Bev