June 24, 2019

Sivan 21, 5779


Sylvia Amdur


Sivan 11, 5752

December 19, 1926 to June 12, 1992

Sylvia was born on December 19, 1926, the daughter of Rabbi Nathaniel and Ida Kaufman, in the Bronx, New York. She had an older sister, Vivian, and an older brother, Lou. Sylvia graduated from Morris High School in 1945 and, upon graduation, she went to work as a bookkeeper. She worked for several businesses, including a Hebrew School; Madame Raine, a hatter; and Lavezzo Inc., an exclusive importer of antiques, where she also obtained an Interior Decorator's license. On April 2, 1949, Sylvia married Maurice Aaron Amdur. They had two daughters, Rochelle Karen in 1952 and Cindy Barbara in 1957. In 1958, the family moved from the Bronx to Somerset, Massachusetts. For much of her adult life, Sylvia suffered from Parkinson's disease. As a result, her limbs atrophied over time; she no longer had use of her arms or legs and became a wheel chair person. After many years of suffering, she passed away on June 12, 1992. Sylvia is survived by her husband Maurice, her daughters, Rochelle and Cindy; their husbands, John Carlson and Fred Clark; and her two grandsons, Nathaniel Halley and Micah Evan Amdur-Clark.