In memory of
Sylvia Barish Groskin
Sylvia Barish Groskin, died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Menorah Park. Sylvia was born in 1921 and was raised in Syracuse, NY. She attended and graduated from the Syracuse Public Schools. Shortly after graduating she met her future husband, Jacob "Jack" Groskin. They married in 1940, just before he enlisted in the army to serve in World War II. Leaving Syracuse, they lived in Arcadia, Pomona, Lompoc, CA, Yuma, AZ, and Fort Smith, AK, until Jack left for Europe and the Battle of the Bulge. While he was in basic training Sylvia worked in Syracuse for the Carrier Corporation in the Accounting Department. She then worked in Quartermaster Market Center in downtown Syracuse. After their three children were grown, Sylvia went to work for Syracuse University as a secretary in the Graduate School of Education. She worked there for 31 years. Following her retirement, she volunteered weekly at the Eastside Manor and The Newland Center, formerly The Learning Place. Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Jack, in 1977, and her brother Marvin Barish in 1981. Survived by her children: Larry and Shelia of Tuxedo Park, NY, Stephen and Louise Ellen of Portsmouth, RI, and Debbie and Rob of Littleton, MA; 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and her sister Betty. Services and burial were conducted in Syracuse. Contributions in her memory should be sent to, The Newland Center/The Learning Place East, 1443 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. Date of Death: October 13, 2016
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