Sylvia Elaine Hodes, 85, passed away June 7, 2010. Survived by her children, Howard (Patricia) Hodes of The Woodlands, Texas, Susan (Mickey) Colb of Pueblo and Roberta Wiessner of Yonkers, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Janice Hodes of New Orleans, La.; son-in-law, Edward Wiessner; brothers, Arthur (Golda) Freundlich of Boca Raton, Fla. and William (Charlene) Freundlich of Rochester, N.Y.; grandchildren, Ben (Joanie) Hodes, Emily (Michael) Wells, Adam Hodes, Marci Colb, Heather Colb, Daniel Wiessner (Jaclyn Bruntfield) and Carolyn Wiessner; and great-grandchildren, Gracie Hodes and Aden Wiessner. Preceded in death by her husband, Sam Hodes and parents, Murray and Minnie Freundlich. Sylvia was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She grew up and raised her family in Syracuse, N.Y., and resided in Pueblo the past 24 years. She was a cancer survivor and volunteered for the American Cancer Society. She also volunteered at the Pueblo Nature Center and the Pueblo Library. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Temple Emanuel, 1325 N. Grand Ave., with Rabbi Roberta Becker officiating. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Beth-El Cemetery, in Syracuse, N.Y. Please omit flowers. Those who desire may make memorials to Temple Emanuel, 1325 N. Grand Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, *******

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  1. “Sibi” and I were friends particularly in our teen years (my last name was Rynveld) and although I hadn’t seen her in many, many years I remember our years of friendship very fondly. Probably the
    only family member who might remember me is Art Freundlich, however I would like to express my sympathy to her whole family.

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss Suzi, Bobby and Howie. I know it’s been many years, however, that doesn’t erase all the wonderful childhood memories our families spent together in Syracuse. My deepest and sincere condolences to you all as well as the entire extended family. May you all find strength together in this very difficult time. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time if I can be of any help or if you just want to talk or remember the past. I have such incredible fond memories of Sibby and Sam from Madison to Mountainview to Ramsey Ave. I was just telling someone recently of how well Duchess and Bobo played together. Please know that my thoughts and prayers and well wishes are with you all. With fondness, Abbey

  3. Hi Susie and Mick,
    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mom (we really mean that even though, sometimes, that sounds so trite). Susie, it was so nice talking with you the other day and since we spent a while talking about your Mom I was actually surprised that she had died so recently afterwards. I hope you’re holding up okay — since I’m an “orphan,” too and Chris just has his Mom left, well, here we all are, “baby boomers” moving onto another phase of our lives. (Any time someone brings up my or their age I respond with “That’s my grandmother’s age!’) Again, we’re thinking about you and Heather and Marci. Take care….
    Love, Joyce and Chris

  4. I just wanted everyone to know how sad I am to hear that Aunt Sibi passed away this week. I am thinking of everyone, sending love and good memories especially to Howie, Susie, Bobbi, Uncle Art, Dad, and families.

    I last saw Aunt Sibi when she made the trip to Maine with Dad and Charlene, where we all stayed at my sister Lyn and her partner Billy’s cabin in Boothbay Harbor. It must have been nearly ten years ago. It was fantastic to spend some time with her then, although she did have some health issues during the visit. I particularly remember my son Jamie, then two or three years old, putting bandaids on Aunt Sibi when she had trouble breathing. He was quite concerned about her “owies.” It was a great interraction, and I am glad to have that memory, among others.

    You are all in my thoughts.



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