Sylvia Brown, formerly of 10 Norman St., Salem, and Swampscott, passed away on August 12, 2017, at Hebrew Senior Life in Roslindale, Mass.
She leaves her daughters, Linda Sapol of Brookline, and Phyllis Haxell and her husband, Hannu Tjader of Sodertalje, Sweden. She was the cherished grandmother of Anders Michel Nord, also of Sweden.
Sylvia was a dedicated community member, and was passionate about politics. She would write letters to local, state, and national politicians, and commiserate with like-minded editorial writers in the Salem News. She was so proud of the handwritten responses she often received.
Sylvia had a soft spot in her heart for the weak and defenseless, especially after her daughter, Phyllis, adopted a baby from Haiti. She reached out to Haitians in the Boston area, and contributed time and financial support to numerous organizations.
An avid bridge player, she was also a dedicated member of Temple Beth El, B'nai B'rith Women, and the Mogen David Adom of Israel.
Donations in Sylvia's memory may be made by visiting www.hebrewseniorlife.org/tribute.
Published on  August 21, 2017