It is with deep sadness that I let you know of the death of Sylvia Derenfeld, z’l, mother of Carl (Caryl) Derenfeld and Robin (Yaron). She was blessed with three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Sylvia died Wednesday evening at the age of 90.

As Carl describes her, Sylvia lived a complete life. She was a strong woman who lived life on her on own terms. She enjoyed her home and her extensive traveling.  Most of all, of course, she loved her family.

The funeral will be held Monday in New York. Carl and Caryl will receive condolences at their home Tuesday evening, 6:30-9:00: 3579 Canton Circle, Mundelein. The minyan is planned for 7:15 and Carl will share his thoughts about his mother.

If you would like to contribute towards shiva, please call or text Betsy Lasko at 847-338-7481.

If you would like to make a donation in Sylvia’s memory, the family has asked that you direct it to CASA of Lake County in Vernon Hills.

We send our love and condolences to Carl and Caryl and the entire family at this time of their loss and sorrow.

Ha-Makom yinachem et-chem b’toch sh’ar avaley Tzion v’Yerushalayim – may the Holy One console you with all who mourn amongst the Jewish people.