Sylvia Ross

Sylvia Ross

Sylvia Ross (Glassner), 100, of Livingston died Aug. 29, 2011. Born in Newark, she lived in Hillside and West Orange before moving to Livingston 15 years ago.

Mrs. Ross was for many years a feature writer and the social page editor of the Hillside Times weekly newspaper, where she was known for having created the newspaper’s “Around the Town” column. She then became a writer and head of the speakers’ bureau in the public relations department of Kean College in Union until her retirement.

She had many philanthropic interests. She was editor of the monthly bulletin for the Hillside chapter of B’nai B’rith Women, for which she won several national awards; a news reader for the Eyes of New Jersey radio station for the blind in South Orange, and a volunteer at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston. She was on the board of the Workmen’s Circle in Elizabeth and wrote publicity for the Ruth Gottcho Kidney Foundation in Short Hills for many years.

She also was a member of Hadassah, Women’s American ORT, National Council of Jewish Women, and United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ.

The last member of her generation of seven Glassner brothers and sisters, she was predeceased by her husband, Maurice, and a grandson, Andrew Rabin. She is survived by her son, Richard of Oradell; her daughter, Lenore Rabin-Koster of West Orange; and five grandchildren.

Services were held Aug. 31 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Women International or Rosepetals, a local children’s hospice charity (

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