In Memorial

Sylvia Leeb

Date of Death: April 28th, 2021
16 Iyar 5781


Photo By  : Sylvia Leeb ,nee Zarkower, 104, beloved wife of the late Bernard Leeb for 60 years; loving mother of Robert (Susan) and Richard (Tova); adored Nana to Rebecca, Maia, Jordana and Aaron (Sydney); cherished great-grandmother to Lucca and Sylviad; dear aunt to many nieces. Sylvia Leeb was born on February 10, 1917 in Columbus, Ohio. Her family later moved to Cleveland where she went to elementary school, high school and college. While in grade school, she won a contest as the " Healthiest Girl in Cleveland" and was sent to meet President Hoover in the Oval Office. She was valedictorian of her high school class and went on to receive her Master's Degree in sociology from Western Reserve in Cleveland and did further post-graduate work at the University of Chicago. Later, she worked as a social worker for different agencies in and around Chicago. She had many dear friends who adored her. She was honest, intelligent, compassionate and had a wonderful sense of humor. She had an unwavering love and a special bond with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was their friend, mentor, and a constant source of support and inspiration. Sylvia and Bernard enjoyed their winters in West Palm Beach, Florida and summers in Northbrook. Her last nine years were spent in Portland, Oregon where most of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren lived. Sylvia loved theater, art, traveling all over the world with her husband and friends, reading, bridge, golf (which she played until she was 95), swimming, walking, mystery novels, restaurants, crossword puzzles, movies, discussing politics and living a healthy lifestyle. She was a wonderful painter. Most of all, her greatest delight was talking and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Service Information

Service : Wednesday, May 5th at 2:00 pm
Service Location: Private Service-Live Stream Access - Shalom Memorial Park

May Her Memory Be A Blessing.

You are invited to view the Funeral Service of Sylvia Leeb which took place on May 5, 2021 by clicking the link below:

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Private Family Shiva

American Cancer Society
(800) 227-2345

View Shiva Page & More

Guest Book & Memories

Share Your Memories of Sylvia Leeb
Share Your Memories

May 4th, 2021

 William Pemberton

Photo from family

~William Pemberton
~Funeral Director, Arlington Heights


Yahrzeit Dates For Sylvia Leeb

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
16th of Iyyar 57825/17/2022
16th of Iyyar 57835/7/2023
16th of Iyyar 57845/24/2024
16th of Iyyar 57855/14/2025
Click For Yahrzeit Blessings
Site by Chicago Style SEO