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Sylvia Ann Bogner

Sylvia Ann Bogner, a life-long resident of Sullivan County in New York, died on Friday, May 2, 2003, at her seasonal residence in Glenwood Springs. She was 83.

Born on Nov. 13, 1919, Sylvia was the daughter of Max and Esther Seitel of Roscoe, N.Y., and the wife of Manuel Bogner, co-founder and owner of Bogner-Seitel Lumber Co. in Monticello, N.Y., until his death in 1990.

Sylvia was a woman of many interests and accomplishments. At the age of 20, she became a swimmer in Billy Rose’s Aquacade, a feature event at the 1939-1940 World’s Fair in New York City. She was a lover of the outdoors, an avid wildlife and bird watcher, a sportsfan as well as an athlete, and a student at Sullivan County Community College.



After her husband’s death, Mrs. B. (as she was known in the business world) assumed ownership and leadership of the family-run business, Bogner-Seitel Lumber Co. Most importantly, Sylvia was a loving wife, beloved sister, nurturing mother and an extraordinary grandmother and great-grandmother.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Bob and Wendy Bogner of Carbondale and James and Lisa Bogner of Woodstock, N.Y.; and daughter and son-in-law Tish and Dean Filiss of Silt; by brothers and sisters-in-law Gerald and Gloria Seitel of Seattle and Abraham (Abby) and Susan Seitel of Minneapolis; grandchildren Brian Filiss of Cambridge, England, Resa Filiss Hayes of Glenwood Springs, Max Filiss of Aspen, Rebecca Musselman of Yonkers, N.Y., Victoria Bogner of Aspen, Sarah Bogner of Carbondale, Grace Filiss of Silt, and Madeline and Alex Bogner of Woodstock, N.Y.; and great-grandchildren Olivia Hayes, Sophia Hayes and Isaac Musselman.



Funeral services have already been held in Monticello, N.Y. Donations in Mrs. Bogner’s memory may be made to the Basha Kill Area Association, PO Box 1121, Wurtsboro, NY 12790; the Landfield Ave. Synagogue, 18 Landfield Ave., PO Box 410, Monticello, NY 12701; or the American Indian Heritage Foundation, PO Box 6330, Falls Church, VA 22040.


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