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Sylvia F. Sherr

sylvia sherr

January 1, 1931 ~ May 7, 2024

Born in: Zamosc, Poland
Resided in: Cliffside Park, NJ

Sylvia F. Sherr (nee: Feldstein), age 93, of Cliffside Park, NJ formerly of Warren, NJ, passed while she was lovingly surrounded by family in her home on May 7, 2024. Born in Zamosc, Poland she immigrated with her family to the United States in 1938. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Humanities and was an impactful educator and talented artist. Sylvia spent much of her career as an elementary school teacher for the Bound Brook School District where she passionately worked and influenced the lives of students, their families, and her colleagues. Her creativity and curiosity led her into the next chapter of her life creating art and traveling the world, whilst collecting new information, friends and experiences. When she wasn’t busy with her endless hunger for knowledge and enjoying theater, knitting, books and puzzles, she was trying to befriend any cat or dog that crossed her path. Though life threw her a few curve balls, her tenacious spirit carried through to the end, exemplified best by beating cancer six times and going on to be featured in art exhibits (promoted on her Instagram) at the age of 92. Her boundless strength and resilience have and will be an inspiration to those whose lives she’s touched.

Beloved wife of 30 years to the late Allan E. Sherr. Ph.D. Devoted mother of Susan Matalon and her husband Shaul, Carol Cunn and her husband Phillip, and Evan Sherr and his wife Betsy. Adored “Granny” to Alanna Estabrooke and her husband Bree, Erica Matalon, Lane Matalon and his wife Marie, Ted Matalon and his wife Jaclyn, Ali Cunn, Alyssa Cunn, Julian Sherr, and Cameron Sherr. Great “Granny” to Elijah Estabrooke and Sophia Matalon. Dear sister of Rubin Feldstein.

Chapel Service May 10 (Friday), 10 am at Eden Memorial, 327 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Interment to follow at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, 189 Gill Ln, Iselin, NJ 08830. In lieu of flower memorial donations can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering, The ASPCA or The Art School at Old Church in honor of Sylvia’s love for animals, art and commitment to giving back to communities that have impacted her.

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  1. Susan, Carol and Evan,

    Your mother may be gone, but her legacy will continue to live on through you and your family.
    Your Mom had a wonderful life and you can celebrate the life lived and not the sorrow of death.
    Please know that my heart is with you and your family.


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