Sylvan A. Garfunkel

Sylvan A. Garfunkel

Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Death 3 May 1966 (aged 50)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 122245771 · View Source
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Two days before the Fifty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Jewish Educational Alliance, which would have elected him President for a second term, Sylvan A. Garfunkel died.

He will be missed, not only by his family and friends, but by those organizations to which he gave dedicated service and leadership.

The event is too close to us for anything but a simple expression of heartfelt sympathy to the family.

The JEA was privileged to have had his counsel during the past fifteen years and particularly during the last seven years as he moved up through the chairs to the presidency in 1965.

Sylvan A. Garfunkel was a man of pride; he was proud of his family, his friends, his community, and his religion.

He was a man of bravery ; he participated in active campaigns in World War II and earned the Bronze Star; he fought issues forthrightly no matter what the obstacles.

He was dedicated to his fellow man; in his professional life he served as president of the Legal Aid Society and of the Savannah Bar Association, and gave freely of his services in legal matters to Jewish institutions.

The Jewish Educational Alliance was the closest to his heart. As the Alliance awarded him for his devoted service with its highest executive position, he, in turn, gave to the Alliance his fullest measure of devotion and competency.

Sylvan A. Garfunkel will be missed.

-Savannah Jewish News, May 12, 1966

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  • Created by: D & D Fletcher
  • Added: 27 Dec 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 122245771
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sylvan A. Garfunkel (26 Jul 1915–3 May 1966), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122245771, citing Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by D & D Fletcher (contributor 47100597) .