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Sylvia B. Anderson
Sylvia B. Anderson

July 6, 1932 - May 15, 2019
Born in Covington, Virginia
Resided in Newton, New Jersey


Sylvia B. Anderson, 86, of Newton, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at United Methodist Communities, Bristol Glen, in Newton.

Sylvia was an elementary school teacher and spent her last ten years of teaching at The Sprout House in Chatham. Upon moving to Newton, Sylvia worked part-time in the office at the former Condit Motors in Newton.

Active in the First United Methodist Church of Newton for many years, Sylvia most recently attended the Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church in Fredon Township. She loved to garden, and she especially enjoyed knitting prayer shawls. Sylvia believed in helping others, so she volunteered at a local school reading to young children, was a volunteer at Bristol Glen, and was also a Grandmother Pen Pal.

Born in Covington, Virginia, Sylvia lived in Watertown, CT, moved to Hartford, CT, where she met her husband, then moved to Simsbury, CT. In 1969 they moved to Hyde Park, NY, relocated to Morristown in 1978, and she had been a resident of Newton since 2001.

The daughter of the late Ellis J. and Rowena (nee Gunsalus) Barlow, Sylvia was also predeceased by her husband, Richard H. Anderson, in 2001. She is survived by two sons, Todd Anderson and his wife, Cathy, of Frederick, Maryland, and Eric Anderson of Occidental, California, and her grandson, Spencer Jones.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Town Hall of Bristol Glen on Friday, May 24, 2019, at 2 p.m. and bright colored attire is encouraged.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St, Newton.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Avenue, Newton, NJ 07860 or Skylands Performing Arts Center, 234 Spring Street, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be offered at

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Celebration of Life
Bristol Glen
200 Bristol Glen Drive
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, May 24, 2019
2:00 PM

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