Sylvia Susannah Koppenhaver Brown

July 14, 1914January 22, 2011

Sylvia Susannah Brown, 96, formerly of Lebanon, PA, died Saturday, January 22, 2011 in the Slate Belt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bangor, PA. She was the wife of the late Claude M. Brown, Sr. She was born July 14, 1914 in Spring Glen, PA a daughter of the late Austin and Bertha Weist Koppenhaver. She was a waitress for over 20 years at the former Treadway Inn in Lebanon and a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Lebanon. She enjoyed cooking big dinners for her family and liked to complete word puzzles and play bingo. Sylvia is survived by a daughter, Shirley wife of Glenwood Bisher of Bangor, PA; son, Claude M. Brown, Jr. and wife Virginia of Annville, PA; grandchildren, Andrew Bisher and wife Maryellen of Bangor, PA; Amy McDonald and husband Tim of New Albany, PA; Diane Goldstein and husband Phil of Mahopac, NY; Jennifer Jensen and husband Steen of Stroudsburg, PA; Donna Bingaman and husband Dave of Annville, PA; Timothy Brown and wife Stephanie of Lebanon, PA; James Brown and wife April of Lebanon, PA; twelve great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 314 South First Street, Bangor, PA with a viewing beginning on Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Interment will be made in the New Union Cemetery, Myerstown, PA. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the Salem Lutheran Church, 119 N. 8th Street, Lebanon, PA 17046. Rohland Funeral Home, Inc. of Lebanon, PA is handling the arrangements. Visit


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 25, 2011
  • Viewing Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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Claude Brown

January 25, 2011

To a wonderful, worm and understanding mom,the 96 years spent with you will never be forgotten. We love you very much and will greatly miss you. we are saden by the loss of you but we know in our hearts that the Lord our Savior will take care of you till we are all togeather again
Love your son and family

David and Robin Long

January 24, 2011

David and I are so sorry to hear of Sibs passing. I only new her for a short time before she left the Lebanon area, but I remember all the family stories David and Sib would talk about while we were able to visit her at her home in Lebanon. We enjoyed the time spent with her.
She is now in good company in heaven along with Claude, Jean and her other family and friends that have gone before her.
R.I.P. Sib. You will be missed.
David and Robin Long.

Nydia Negron

January 24, 2011

My condolences to the family. May the God of comfort give you peace during this most difficult time.(2Cor.1:3,4). May you find comfort in his word, and may the sorrow that you feel now, in time, become wonderful memories to always cherish.

margaret beard

January 24, 2011

I am sorry for your great loss, may you find comfort in our Heavenly Father who is the God of comfort for all those mourning." Isaiah 61:2. He will swallow up death forever and certainly wipe the tears from all faces. You are in my prayers.