Sylvia Yaffa, 90, of West Hartford, died peacefully on Saturday night, (November 10, 2012). Sylvia was born on Sept. 20, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY. She was the daughter of the late Abraham and Ruth Sachs. Sylvia leaves behind her beloved husband, Charles, of almost 67 years. She was predeceased by her adoring daughter, Joan Yaffa Segal, of blessed memory, and her sister, Lillian Sachs Golden. Sylvia is survived by her devoted son-in-law, Howard Segal, formerly of Norwich, now of Bloomfield. She was the proud and loving “Abba” to Lori Segal of New York, and Adam Segal and Sadelle Chain Segal, of Massachusetts. Sylvia was blessed with her great granddaughter, Hannah Joy Segal. She also leaves behind her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Claire and Louis Yaffa, and her brother-in-law Irv Yaffa, as well as many nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. The family thanks the staff at the Hebrew Home and Hospital who cared for her during her illness.
Funeral services will be held today, Monday, November 12, 2012 at 11 a.m., in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford, with interment in the United Synagogues of Greater Hartford Cemetery, 1361 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield. A memorial period will be observed Monday, following the funeral at the home of her son-in-law, Howard Segal. Memorial contributions can be made to ECHO Cancer Foundation, at 330 Washington St., Suite 220, Norwich, CT 06360, or to The Hebrew Home and Hospital, 1 Abrahms Blvd, West Hartford, CT 06117.