Sylvia Gordon Rapaport
Sylvia (Gordon) Rapaport, 94 years of age, recently of San Francisco, CA, formerly of West Hartford, CT, died Friday, October 11, 2019. She was the widow of Leonard J. Rapaport. Born in New Britain, CT, she was the daughter of the late Maurice and Edythe (Orenstein) Gordon. Sylvia obtained both her Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Connecticut. In the 1940's and 50's she worked for Stanley Works in the HR department. In the 1950's she founded the first recreation center for the Hartford Juvenile Corrections Center. From the 60's she taught History at the Wethersfield, CT High School. After retiring, she worked for the Girl Scouts. She leaves her daughter, Emily Rapaport of San Francisco, CA. She was predeceased by her sister Marilyn Pellet of West Hartford, CT, and by her son, Richard J. Rapaport.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT with Rabbi Rebekah Goldman Mag officiating. Interment will follow in the Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation Cemetery, Mountain View Avenue, Avon, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Connecticut Girl Scouts or a charity of your choice. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Sylvia, please visit online at

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