Sydell Ann Zuckerman Obituary

Sydell Ann  Zuckerman
Sydell Ann Zuckerman

October 17, 1937 - July 8, 2020
Born in Plainfield, New Jersey
Resided in Sarasota, Florida


Sydell Ann Zuckerman, 82, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida, following a long battle with Dementia. She was age 82.

Formerly of Somerville, NJ and Delray Beach, FL. Sydell was born October 17, 1937, in Plainfield, New Jersey, to the late Esther and Earl Ruskin.

Sydell graduated from Plainfield HS 1955, and Douglass College 1959. She later achieved an MS in Psychology from Rutgers University. She became a Phys-Ed Instructor for the Bradley Gardens School in Raritan NJ, a Health Teacher for The Kennedy School in Bridgewater, NJ, and a Water Safety Instructor at several summer camps, Including Camp NoAm.

She was predeceased by her Ex-Husband Sheppard Zuckerman and longtime companion, Cy Lieberman. She is survived by her sons, Edward Zuckerman, of Denville, NJ, and Allan Zuckerman and her new Son In Law, Luis, of Sarasota, Fl. She also leaves behind relatives, and a loving circle of friends from her growing up years in Plainfield, N.J.

Sydell loved swimming, playing bridge, dance, reading, entertaining, and all of the arts. Before dementia, she regularly delivered a mean game of Scrabble of 450 pts. or more. She had a special relationship with Judaism and more recently Humanist causes. She was a longtime member of Temple Shalom in Bridgewater NJ. Sydell volunteered most recently for a literacy campaign at the Sarasota Jewish Federation.

Most of all she loved her sons, to whom she was particularly close.

Sydell will be interred 11am Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at the Temple Sholom Cemetery in Bridgewater, NJ at a small private ceremony. Donations in her name may be made to Temple Sholom in Bridgewater, NJ. Arrangements by Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, Somerville.




Graveside Services
Temple Sholom Cemetery
Chimney Rock Road
Bridgewater, NJ US
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
11:00 AM


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