Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Sylvia Kurpeck, 98, passed into the arms of Jesus on July 13, 2016 at Life Care Center of Hendersonville.
Sylvia was born in New York City to Pauline and Chaim Weitzman on November 8, 1917. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard (d. 1989), and her two sisters, Anne Balbos and Elaine Fox.
In 1940 she married Bernard Kurpeck of Brooklyn, and in 1948 they moved to Baltimore MD. In 2002 Sylvia relocated to Asheville, where she lived with daughter, Julie, and son-in-law Bernard Zeitler (d.2008). In more recent years she lived in retirement communities in the Asheville-Hendersonville area: Crescent View, Heritage Hills and Pine Park.
Sylvia is survived by her two daughters and their spouses, Paula and Lance Bergerson of Baltimore, and Julie and Glenn Leavitt of Hendersonville; her grandson, Dr. Kenneth Ries, and granddaughter-in-law, Pamela, who reside in Florence, SC with their daughters, Amanda and Emma.
A service of celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held at 2 PM Saturday, July 30th at Stoney Mountain Baptist Church, 3301 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28791.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Sylvia’s memory to Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America, Inc., 1 Penn Plaza, Suite 6250, NY, NY 10119.