Sylvia Hodosh


Hodosh, Sylvia, 93, died Friday, April 24, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Hodosh. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late William and Anna (Morgenstern) Zelnicker, she had lived in Whippany, NJ for 6 years, previously living in Lake Worth, FL and West Warwick.

Devoted mother of Helene Hodosh-Zaytounian and her husband, Avo, of Denville. Cherished by her 3 grand cats, Sammie, Sadie and Bengal.

Funeral services will be private with burial in Lincoln Park Cemetery in Warwick.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Chabad Jewish Center of Mountain Lakes/Denville, 6 Gregory Drive, Boonton, NJ 07005 ( or the charity of your choice. Virtual Shiva information is posted below:

Virtual Shiva will be observed via Web Ex:

Friday, 5/1 from 11 am – 1 pm EST and 3pm -5 pm EST with a prayer service at 4:30 pm

Sunday, 5/3 from 1 pm – 3 pm EST with a prayer service at 2:30 pm and 7 pm – 9 pm EST.

Visitors can join by video or just by phone.  Shiva will focus on sharing memories with a prayer service where noted. Please join us, even if it’s just for a few minutes.  Please remember that only one person can speak at a time. If you want to join Shiva on Friday or Sunday by phone only, please call 1-240-454-0887, enter the following access #: 858 383 199 and follow the prompts.

To join Shiva with video via WebEx follow this link: (this works best in Chrome or Mozilla ).

The app will ask to be downloaded but you do not have to do this.  You can select Join from my Browser on the bottom of your screen. It will take about 30-60 seconds to connect. Enter your name and email address and click on the Next button.  To join the audio, you can connect via computer with your microphone or you can call: 1-240-454-0887, enter the following access #: 858 383 199.When you enter, you will be automatically muted. If you just want to listen, that’s fine. If you want to share/talk, please click in the Chat box (6th circle on the bottom) and jot down your name.  We will call on people so we are not talking over each other.

Phone Shiva will continue Monday and Tuesday May 4th and 5th from 7 – 9 pm.  To connect with Helene and Avo please call, FaceTime or text  us at 973-906-0270. If the line is busy, please leave a message with your name, phone number and best time to reach you.



  1. Ellen Gourse
    Apr 27, 2020

    Helene and Avo

    I am saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. I have been thinking of her and was going to ask Esther or Denise if they know how she was.

    I always enjoyed being with her and taking her to Temple for the High Holidays. She was a wonderful lady.

    My thoughts and prayer are with you.

    Ellen and Rebecca Gourse

  2. Ruth and Arnold Blasbalg
    Apr 27, 2020

    Our deepest sympathy to you and family
    Ruth will always remember het Ma Jong games

    Ruth and Arnie

  3. Pearl Kaplan
    Apr 27, 2020

    Pearl and Barry Kaplan

    Sending you our deepest sympathy and love! I loved sharing old pictures of the Zelniker/Eisenstadt families with your Mom. One such picture was of her and your Dad’s engagement party!


  4. Marlene Miller
    Apr 27, 2020

    My condolences. I remember your parents and you coming to visit. (I’m Leah Eisenstadt Abrams’ daughter.)


  5. Larry Selinker
    Apr 27, 2020

    condolences. my dad, sol selinker’s cousin willie and annie’s last surviving child, the last of that generation i would imagine. 
    i have thought of her now and then, a big part of our childhood with her husband, Bob. a lovely lady. i’m sorry for your loss.

  6. Marlene Kirshenbaum
    May 7, 2020

    I was so sorry to learn about your Mom. I remember her well, especially her laugh & good common sense. She had so much patience with us as (slightly?) rebellious teenagers! This is a hard transition, in a difficult time. I am thinking of you.
    Stay well,

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