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Stanetsky Memorial Chapel

1668 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA

OBITUARY

Sydel Sokuvitz

Passed away on June 25, 2020

Sydel Sokuvitz passed away on June 25, 2020 and is under the care of Stanetsky Memorial Chapel.

Memorial Service Will Be Held at a Later Date.

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  • Memorial Service Will Be Held at a Later Date

Memories

Sydel Sokuvitz

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Kathleen Kelly

July 2, 2020

Sydel was the second tenured woman faculty member at Babson and the first to remain after being tenured. In speech communication she knew the art giving incisive critiques that were entirely encouraging and improving, and she quickly became a precious resource to anyone from presidents to valedictorians anxious about a major presentation. I collaborated with her on several curriculum and research projects and will always be grateful for her ambition, energy, insight, and good humor. She enriched my professional and personal life in ways I cannot thank her for enough. Sydel, you are missed.

Michael Goldstein

June 28, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear this. A bright and kind soul has been extinguished. We will all miss her at Babson. I loved talking with her in the halls of Tomasso. My deepest condolences.

Joseph Weintraub

June 28, 2020

There are few colleagues at Babson who had only one name--we had Sydel. And Sydel will always be remembered for her great teaching and her dedication to her students. She loved what she did and part of her legacy is that she made a difference to so many.

I knew Sydel and her late husband Marc since Sydel arrived at Babson. She was a good human being, trustworthy, not afraid to say what she thought and she was very funny. One of her former students said, after hearing the sad news, that he always left a meeting with Sydel feeling better than when he started.

I will miss Sydel and I will always value the contributions she made to my life and to the lives of others.

Joe Weintraub
Babson College


Beni Weaver

June 26, 2020

I am her sister and I remember when I was 12 years old we walked up rainbow falls in the smokeys. She was wearing earth shoes and a spider or something bit me - she took my arm and sucked the poison out.
And when her dog angie was dieing decades ago - she would always say she wanted to die before angie. Now she'll possibly see angie and Marc. And Marc's folks and our parents. The person I'd like her to meet up in heaven is leonard cohen. I have his obituary card on my bookcase.

Chris Hennessey

June 26, 2020

Sydel and I started the same year at Babson. She and Mark had a party at their home to celebrate my marriage to Sue. And she was one of the first people to see our new born son.
She worked closely with me on the cluster program when I was UG Dean.
Sydel did so much for Babson. She will be missed.
Chris Hennessey

Harish Fabiani

June 26, 2020

My heartfelt Condolences, May God bless her soul and may her soul have a peaceful onward journey to God, My thoughts and prayers are with her and the family.
Harish Fabiani,
Trustee Babson College