Sylvia Mason
December 25, 2017

Visitation Information

December 28 2017 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside 15232

Funeral Information

December 28 2017 - 3:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside 15232

MASON, SYLVIA LINDER: Passed away peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017 in Framingham, Massachusetts. Her last words were, “I had a good life.” Sylvia was born in Pittsburgh on April 19, 1922, to Morris and Ida (Freedel) Linder. She met Manuel Mason in Schenley Park where they were both camp counselors, and they married in 1943, the same year that she graduated from Carnegie Tech. During World War II Sylvia worked for the Manhattan Project doing mathematical calculations. Following the war, Sylvia and Manny returned to Pittsburgh, where Sylvia taught high school math for many years. Sylvia was predeceased by her beloved husband Manny after almost 75 years of marriage. Sylvia is survived by her brother and sister, Robert Linder and Ruth Edelstein, of Pittsburgh; her son Philip and daughter-in-law Jacqueline Horwitz; daughter Ruth and son-in-law Marty Richman; granddaughters Rachel Mason and partner Sharón Friedner, Michelle Rubenstein and husband Isaac; and her great-grandson Jesse Rubenstein, all of Massachusetts. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Thursday at 3 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (2 - 3 PM). Interment Kether Torah Cemetery.


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