Sylvia B. Miller

December 10, 1921January 11, 2021

Sylvia B. Miller (nee Bernstein), age 99, was born December 10, 1921 and passed away on January 11, 2021.

Beloved Wife of 76 years to the late Alvin H. Miller. Loving Mother of Ronald (Gayle) Miller, Janet (Paul) Senyak and Jerry (Sue) Miller. Devoted grandmother of Jeff (Andrea) Miller, Scott (Robyn) Miller, David Senyak, Elizabeth Senyak, Rick (Emily) Watrus and Maxwell (Yisel) Miller. Great grandmother of Ethan, Addyson, Kylie, Lexee, Stella, Violet, Althea, Farrah and Judah. Dear Sister of the late Faye Tashman and late Edythe Herskowitz. Cherished Aunt and Great Aunt.

Sylvia was born in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Glenville High. While her Husband, Alvin, served overseas in World War II, Sylvia was a proud Rosie the Riveter, constructing air planes for the war effort in a factory in Cleveland.

After the war, Sylvia worked for a candy and gift shop company, and an eye doctor. She also enjoyed collecting antiques, ladies heads and memorabilia. Sylvia spent her retirement years with Alvin traveling to visit their children and grandchildren. She also volunteered for activities at the Schnurmann House, where she and Alvin resided for many years.

Private services will be held with burial at Mt. Olive Cemetery, Solon, OH.

Due to COVID-19 shiva will be private.

Friends who wish may contribute to The Schnurmann House, 1223 Drury Ct., Mayfield Heights, Ohio, 44124, or your favorite charity.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Miller family.

Arrangements under the direction of Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel (216) 932-7900.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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William Howard

January 17, 2021

Aunt Sylvia is a lasting link of cherished living memories of her unique outlook on life and family.
Her strong and vocal personality is vivid to anyone who knew her and will miss her dearly.

Linda & Bob Gorde

January 16, 2021

Our deepest sympathy to you Ronnie, Gayle and family on such a great loss. Our thoughts and love are with you at this time.

Rochelle(Shelly) Strauss

January 14, 2021

You will be greatly missed. Have lots of fond memories of my visits.

Heather Baldwin

January 13, 2021

Taunta Syl, as I loved to call her, welcomed me into her family as a friend and practically sister of Jen Friedler. I remember many warm Hanukkah’s at Grandma Faye and Grandpa Hy’s house as well as Taunta Syl and Uncle Al’s apartment. The best times, full of laughter, smiles and the warmest hugs. I hope the warmest memories of her can get all who knew her through the sad times. She will be missed.
My condolences to her family, especially Jerry and Sue.

Marcia Rosenthal

January 13, 2021

I met Sylvia and Al Miller when I was the activities coordinator at Schnurmann House. Both of them were willing and capable volunteers and through their efforts did much to enrich the lives of everyone who lived there.

Sylvia and Al were warm, friendly cheerful people and universally liked by everyone. I remember that both had an excellent sense of humor and I admired them so much for this trait.

It was a pleasure to know this fine couple for so many years. I will always fondly remember them. Sincere condolences to their family.

Marcia Rosenthal

Terri Zucker Berk

January 12, 2021

Ronnie & Family,
So sorry for your loss! Sylvia was a true lady! Beautiful and sweet!

Sincere Condolences,
Terri Zucker Berk