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The family of beloved Sylvia Rhea Mershon of Boynton Beach Fla., born to Ben Mershon and Mollie Elfenbein Mershon of Haverhill, is deeply shattered and saddened by her passing. Sylvia was known to family, friends and colleagues for her enthusiastic and sparky joie de vivre, incredible eye for aesthetics and natural talent for nearly every art. While living in New York City, during the 1960s-mid-1980s, she was acclaimed in newspaper and design magazine articles for her pioneering design concepts for vinyl tile (Eden Manufacturing) including exact replicas of Spanish tiles, animal prints, woods, and marble. In 1982, she won a Roscoe-Resource Council award for her novel fabric, bubble fantasy (Apogee Fabrics). She was predeceased by her brother, Solomon R Mershon; survived by daughters, Leslie Ina Gold, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology, NYU School of Medicine and Ronnie Beth Gold, designer for Home Accent Fabrics and respective husbands, John P. Spain and Lee Kabat; her brothers, J. Robert Mershon and Herbert B Mershon and respective wives, Helene and Irma; and her granddaughter, Marissa B and Josh Leffler and children, Hannah Jade and Dylan Lucas.
Graveside ceremony on January 22, 2017 at 1 p.m, The Children of Israel Cemetery, 324 Middle Road, Haverhill. Arrangements are by H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes, Haverhill and Bradford. To Share a memory or for more information, please visit www.farmerfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  January 19, 2017
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