Sylvia L. Kurpeck

November 8, 1917 - July 13, 2016
Sylvia L. Kurpeck

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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.

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  • July 18, 2016
    Mark, Elaine, Gregory and Rachel Pearlstein says:
    Sylvia was such a wonderful, warm and caring person. She lived two doors away from us and was always there with a smile. She an Bernie were two special people to all the neighbors of Waterwheel Square. I can still see her kvelling with Gregory as a baby playing in her living room and then when we visited her after she moved. Paula, Julie, Kenneth and family you were so blessed to have her as long as you did and know she has never been forgotten by us!

  • July 21, 2016
    Deedee Remenick says:
    Julie. So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this time. I would love to renew contact with you when you feel ready.