Sylvia S. Stroger

May 21, 1922February 8, 2019

Sylvia Stroger, of Fayetteville, Georgia, died on February 8, 2019. Born in 1922, she lived 96 remarkable years.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 61 years, Ralph Stroger, as well as her daughter Barbara Stroger Shaw, her son Jeffrey Stroger, and her grandson, Jason Stroger. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Stroger Hudgins of Peachtree City Georgia, her son, Howard Stroger of Jensen Beach, Florida, eight grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York, one of eight children of immigrant parents. She married at seventeen in 1939, moved to Farmingdale, New Jersey, and became a farmer’s wife. She and her husband owned a poultry farm until 1958. During those years she helped her husband on the farm while raising their children and working outside the home as a skilled bookkeeper. She retired from Shop Rite Foods as head of payroll and personnel. She was the original liberated woman.

After retiring, she and her husband lived in West Palm Beach, Florida, until 2000 when she moved to Fayetteville.

Sylvia Stroger was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, avid reader, an excellent baker, a life-long Democrat, and a fiercely independent woman. She was a proud and active member of Congregation B’nai Israel in Fayetteville and was the surrogate Jewish mother and grandmother to many of its congregants.

Funeral services will be held grave side at Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge NJ. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Congregation B’nai Israel PO Box 142481 Fayetteville, GA 30214 May the memory of Sylvia Stroger be a blessing and an inspiration to us all.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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