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Sylvia Day

May 18, 1910 — March 5, 2005

Woodstock – Sylvia Day, of John Joy Road died Saturday, March 5, 2005 at her residence. She was 94. She was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 18, 1910, a daughter of the late Morris and Sarah Gofseyoff Reznick. She moved from New York City to this area 65 years ago. Sylvia owned and operated the News Shop in Woodstock during the early 1950’s. She then opened the Catskill Book and Record Shop, Woodstock. During the late 1950’s she had a children’s radio and television show show called “Story Time With Sylvia.” In the 1960’s Sylvia published a local paper called “Woodstock Week.” She spent many years in advertising and owned her owned business. She worked for Herzog Supply Co., Kingston for 30 years and was mostly devoted to advertising and publicity. She retired in 2001. Active in local politics and education, she frequently published letters to the Kingston Daily Freeman on many topics. She authored a book of biographical essays on prominent Woodstock Artists and writers. Four brothers Julius, Hyman, Mike and Sam Reznick and two sisters Lil Ott and Mary Reznick all died previously. Surviving are two sons Webb Dordick of Somerville, Mass. and Rowan L. Dordick of Woodstock and his friend, Jenny Hirschowitz and her children, Daniel and Alexandra Waner; one brother Nate Reznick of California; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 10:00 AM at Simpson – Gaus Funeral Home, 411 Albany Ave. Rabbi Jonathan Kligler will officiate. Interment will be in the Montrepose Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Woodstock Jewish Congregation, P.O. Box 1203, Woodstock, NY 12498 or the International Rescue Committee, 122 East 42nd. St., New York, NY 10168 or the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York, 130 East 59th. St., New York, NY 10022.
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Thursday, March 10, 2005

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