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Sonya Shulman Sydney

SYDNEY: Sonya Shulman Sydney, age 92, of Squirrel Hill, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Born on September 16, 1927 to the late Max Shulman and Ella (Wanetick) Markowitz and preceded in death by her daughter, Rhonda Blank, she is survived by her sons, Dr. Hilliard Blank (Kathleen Walsh) and Reid Blank (Lisa Toji-Blank), grandchildren, Dr. Samantha Blank, Alexander Blank and Lillian Blank, and half-sister, Carol Calco-Friedrich. Sonya lived more than 20 years in Santa Monica, CA where she excelled as an executive assistant to the late Lloyd Cotsen, philanthropist and president of Neutrogena Corporation, among other business executives, before returning to her native Pittsburgh home. Sonya loved movies, the symphony and books. An avid reader (and lover of chocolate), she shared her appreciation of many authors with friends and family often writing book reviews in a newsletter she edited for residents of The New Riverview, where she lived her remaining years. Professional Services trusted to D’Alessandro Funeral Home & Crematory Ltd., Lawrenceville. www.dalessandroltd.com

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