Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

2900 Summer Street, Stamford, CT



Born January 8, 1917

SYLVIA LEFKOWITZ PLOTKIN, 95, daughter of Fannie Lefkowitz and Herman Lefkowitz a Stamford resident for over 75 years passed away Saturday April 28th, 2012 peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was active in the Jewish community and a lifelong volunteer. Founder of the Augudath Shalom gift shop, longtime Stamford Hospital Volunteer, Girl Scout troop leader, President of Agudath Shalom Sisterhood, Mah Jong, Yoga and Meditation instructor. Member of the JCC senior program. Sylvia was an avid and skilled creator of needlework which she lavished on family and friends. Friend to many….She was a lover of animals and plants. She is predeceased by her husband Robert Plotkin of 70_ years, sisters Lillian Wexler and Helen LeBlang and brother Jay Sanford. She is survived by her sister Shirely Levy of New York, her three children Malcolm Plotkin and his wife Tina of Hendersonville, NC, Lorraine Kweskin and her husband David of Stamford and Philip Plotkin and his wife Kendra of Marietta, GA. Blessed with grandchildren, Kimberly, Amy, Lizbeth, Marlene, Matthew, Lori, Tracey and Marc; and 7 great grandchildren. A service of celebration of her life will be held Sunday, April 29th, 4:00pm at Agudath Sholom Synagogue, 301 Strawberry Hill Avenue. Shiva information to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the JCC Senior Program, Congregation Agudath Shalom or charity of your choice.


  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, April 29, 2012

  • Burial

    Sunday, April 29, 2012



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Robin Welch

May 6, 2012

When I close my eyes I can see Aunt Sylvia's sweet smile and bright eyes...always curious about what was happening in everyone's lives. Her legacy is the love she gave so freely, and the lessons she shared as she led by example. She was a true matriarch and she will live on in all of us.

Shirley Tabenkin

April 30, 2012

Sylvia, my dear cousin, how I would have loved to be able to say a final "goodbye" to you, Sylvia, one of the dwindling number of Lefkowitzes and Chassens left. Distance and age have kept us apart too long.

Shirley Chassen Tabenkin

Sandy Golove

April 30, 2012

Sylvia and Sweetness are one and the same. She was a dear lady and we are blessed in knowing her - Sandy & Fred Golove

April 29, 2012

Dear Malcolm , Tina and family; our thoughts and prayers go out to you in your Time of loss. Sincerely Carol & Peter Mandras

April 29, 2012

I am so sorry to learn of the loss of Sylvia, whom I remember fondly from the times I spent with her at the JCC. What a fine, loving, gentle person she was - always with a smile on her face. I know how much she will be missed - Marge Shameer

April 29, 2012

We have all suffered a great loss but we were fortunate in having Sylvia with us for all these years. Paul Plotkin

Joann & Bob Venneri

April 29, 2012

Sorry for your loss,Joann remembers her so well..our prayers go out to you.

Carla O'Grady Payson

April 29, 2012

Lorraine, I still fondly remember your mom from when we were in high school, and I am so sorry to hear of your mother's death.

April 29, 2012

Sweet, kind, gentle, beautiful, all-knowing, giving, fun-loving, thoughtful, charitable, leader, mentor, teacher, special, talented, gifted, honest, creative, friendly, sense of humor, warm, loving and so much more..."To know her is to love her." Surely Sylvia will be in the hearts of all her family, friends and the community forever.
Gail and Stephen Trell
Stamford, CT

Robert LeBeau

April 29, 2012

I"M sure she will be miss only one consolation no more pain or sorrow miss my pal mel


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