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Sylvia Marcus, 93, Former Norwalk Teacher

NORWALK, Conn. – Sylvia W. Marcus, a former Norwalk resident, died Sept. 21 at Weinberg Village in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was 93.

Marcus lived on Ward Street in Norwalk for more than 50 years and taught first- and second-grade as well as reading at Brookside Elementary School for more than 30 years.

She was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Norwich, Conn., to Zalman and Annie Wener and attended Norwich Free Academy. During the Depression, she moved to New York City and attended Washington Irving High School.

She attended the University of Indiana, graduated from Brooklyn College and lived on the Lower East Side of Manhattan for many years before moving to Norwalk in the late 1940s. She was married to Jeremy Marcus, a former deputy clerk at Norwalk Superior Court.

In her early years in Norwalk, Marcus was a member of the National Council of Jewish Women and worked on their aid to the foreign-born program. She enjoyed taking classes at Norwalk Community College in art and Spanish and was an avid painter, cook, knitter and quilter. She was a member of Temple Beth El and the Norwalk Jewish Community Center.

She is survived by a daughter, Flora (Rabbi Alvin K.) Berkun, of Pittsburgh; a son, Judge Walter (Mary G.) Marcus, of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wener and Rose Marcus; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband; three sisters, Bessie Weissman, Fay Levin and Ella Levine; and a brother, David Wener.

A graveside service was held Monday at Beth El Memorial Park in Norwalk. Collins Funeral Home handled arrangements.

In lieu flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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