Our angel, Sylvia “Katchkala” Broder, passed on Jan. 30, 2023, two months shy of 102.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Herbert “Herby” Broder, who passed in 1991; her brother, Martin Kramer; and her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jack and Marcy Shenk, and Selma and Joe Halperin.
Sylvia was born in the Bronx, N.Y., in 1921. She, Herby, and their son, Fred, moved to Atlanta in 1968. Sylvia and Herby owned Herbert Originals, an alterations and made-to-order clothing shop in Buckhead. Their marriage was full of love, romance, and respect for 46 years. Although legally blind for many years, Sylvia was a regular volunteer at the Breman Jewish Home. Additionally, she and Herby were Shrine Clowns, visiting hospitals and assisting with Shrine fundraisers.
Sylvia had an extremely positive and loving attitude which lifted the spirits of everyone she met. She loved music and had two theme songs which she sang with regularity: “When You’re Smiling,” and “You Are My Sunshine.” She was very generous with her love, wise advice, and gifts to her family. Sylvia will be greatly missed by her family and her friends at the Jewish Tower.
Sylvia is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Glenda Broder; sister, Jeanette Dankberg; sister-in-law, Judy Kramer; grandchildren, Eric Broder, Jordy Broder, and wife Dayna, Shira Cohen, and husband, Austin; great-grandchildren, Shylah, Presley, and Blakely Broder, and Harlow and Brody Cohen. She will be missed by her nieces and nephews, Ray and Tracy Dankberg, Iris and Sean Jackson, Mindy and Jack Hyman, Paul and Illana Shenk, Connie and Dr. Ian Pollack, Fred and Julie Halperin, Randee and Marty Berliner, Melinda and Dan Kodz, and Susan Halperin.
Special thanks to Sylvia’s wonderful team of caregivers. Thankfully, she left wonderful memories that will bring smiles to all who loved her. Donations may be made to the Jewish Tower.