September 28, 1934 – December 21, 2020
GORDON, Sylvia Elinor (nee Levi) of Peabody passed away December 21, 2020, surrounded by her family at her home in Brooksby Village. Sylvia leaves behind her son Stephen, her daughter Susan (Ed), and her two grandchildren Alexandra and Danielle. Sylvia is predeceased by her parents Alexander and Dorothy Levi.
Sylvia was born September 28, 1934 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Sylvia received her Masters of Social Work from Simmons College. In 1987, she became the first full time Social Worker at the Mass General’s Revere Health Center. Sylvia devoted her career to the care of immigrants and refugees from war-torn Cambodia. Sylvia approached her work with sensitivity, expertise, and persistence. In 2001, Sylvia received the Stephanie M. Macaluso Expertise in Clinical Practice Award from Mass General.
Sylvia was a lifetime lover of the theater, particularly Broadway musicals, and was a dedicated volunteer at the Marblehead Little Theatre and the North Shore Music Theatre. She enjoyed travel, music, reading, and her family. Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Due to regulation imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic a private graveside service will be held at Temple Israel Cemetery in Wakefield.
December 30, 2020
So sorry to hear this sad news. Sylvia & I became friends when we both swam laps at the JCC. I was volunteering at the time as an usher at the North Shore Music Theater & suggested she join me. She loved it & we spent many an evening ushering there together.
I live in Sarasota now & had lost touch with her, but she always had a place in my heart. I know her family and friends will miss that smiling face.