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Sylvia Krone

January 30, 1919 — January 19, 2013

Sylvia Krone

KRONE, Sylvia, 93, slipped from this world surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, January 19, 2013. She was, by any standard, an outstanding person. She could be described as a mover and shaker for her leadership of the Senior Network at the Jewish Community Center where she was the head of the Nework, planned senior trips and outings, and arranged for quality speakers on a monthly basis; for being one of the first 8 to receive the exclusive 8 over 80 Award providing recognition of her work and efforts that benefited and enriched the entire community; and for writing and helping produce one of the first Yiddish plays in the Tampa Bay Area. Upon her 90th birthday she received congratulatory letters from the governor of Florida and the mayor of Tampa. She acted in Little Theater; and she wrote and published a book about her life and that of her family titled: Remember the Roses and Forget the Thorns. She belonged to, and was active in: the Tampa Orchid Club, the Tampa Orchid Society, Hadassah, the Tampa Council for Jewish Women, and the Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood. Her volunteer work included: being a Girl Scout leader; a Cub Scout leader; recording books for Reading for the Blind, and the coordinating the Senior Network at the Tampa Jewish Community Center. But of all of these accomplishments, she will be remembered best for her friendship and warmth which had no equal. She was a true friend in every sense of the word, with always something to lift the spirit, to soothe the soul. The many friends that she made were friendships for a lifetime. No matter the hour, or what was going on, she always had time to listen and help. She frequently invited college students over for Passover Services; belonged to the Hanna Avenue Neighborhood Group. And she was an artisan producing beautiful calligraphy, ceramics and hand-made jewelry. Her cooking was renowned, her friendship without limit, and her love for others infinite and all encompassing. With her passing a wonderful and lovely part of our lives has gone as well. There will always be an empty space in our hearts that can never be filled, that will always yearn for her; there are no words to describe the grief we feel. She has two children, two step-sons, five grandchildren and a great grandchild. She was a native of Paterson, NJ and had lived in Florida since 1941. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 22 at 11:00am at Congregation Rodeph Sholom with burial to follow at Myrtle Hill Cemetey. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Moffitt Cancer Center or the charity of your choice.


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