SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

August 6, 2013

Sylvia (Weisman) Glassman, 96


Peabody, MA — Sylvia (Weisman) Glassman, 96, of Peabody, and formerly of Chelsea, passed away on August 5, 2013. Sylvia was born in New Jersey, and attended the Cambridge School System. She was a graduate of Cambridge High and Latin School, Class of 1934. Sylvia was a former resident of Chelsea for 50 years. Sylvia and her husband, Ben, were the former owners of the National D Store/Glassman’s Grocery Store on Highland Street in Chelsea. She was the past president of the Shurtleff Street Shule Sisterhood, a life member of the Hebrew Home for the Aged, a member of Peabody Jewish Community Cemetery, a member of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home, and a member of the Jewish War Veteran’s Ladies Auxiliary.

Sylvia was the beloved wife of the late Benjamin Glassman. She was the devoted mother of Arlene Rubin and her husband, Jerome, and Cheryl Goldstein and her husband, Kenneth. She was the loving daughter of the late Benjamin and Sophie Weisman. Sylvia was the dear sister of the late Dr. Bernard Weisman, and the late Herbert Weisman. She was the loving grandmother of Barry Rubin and his fiancée, Blanca Marquez, Eric Rubin and his wife, Nicole, Dale Goldstein and her husband, David Shapiro, and Todd Goldstein and his wife, Gina. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren, Zachary Rubin, Mia Rubin, Madison Goldstein, Isabella Goldstein, and Rachel Shapiro; many cousins, nieces and nephews, brought together in recent years by Lisa, Joe and Bennie Crowder. Sylvia will also be sorely missed by her extended family and many friends. She was everyone’s “Grammy.”

ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be held at the Torf Funeral Chapel, 151 Washington Ave., Cary Sq., Chelsea, on Wednesday, August 7, at 11a.m. Interment will follow at the Liberty Progressive Cemetery, Everett. Memorial observance will be held at the home of Cheryl and Ken Goldstein, immediately following interment until 8 p.m., and all day on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, donations in Sylvia’s memory may be made to the Rosewood Nursing Home, Employee Fund, 22 Johnson St., Peabody, MA 01960, for their outstanding care and compassion shown to Sylvia.

For directions, or guest book, please visit www.torffuneralservice.com.