Feb. 9, 1935—Sept. 5, 2013
Sylvia Eunice Fishman was born and raised in Oakland. She attended Berkeley High School in Berkeley and Technical High School in Oakland and took courses at the University of California, Berkeley.
She met Jerry Fishman in October 1961 in San Francisco and they were married on May 13, 1961. Sylvia and Jerry enjoyed a splendiferous marriage for 52 years in Davis. Jerry and Sylvia have two beautiful sons, Wendell and Darwin, and Sylvia’s sons were the epicenter of her life. Sylvia worked at the University of California, Davis and at the Davis Joint Unified School District, while Jerry worked as a community college English teacher. Their home in Davis was the epicenter for joyful, spirited social and political gatherings. Sylvia came down with cancer and passed on Sept. 5, 2013.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Fishman; her sons, Wendell Fishman (Ruby Calhoun) of Sacramento, and Darwin Fishman (Gretta L. Goodwin) of San Marcos; her sister Delories Berry of Oakland; her nephews Lanyard Berry and David Salter, and her niece Makeba Berry; and many loving family members and many dear friends.
Sylvia will be on view from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Wiscombe Funeral Home, 116 D St. in Davis. Services will be held for her from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at 910 Pennsylvania Place, Davis. All are welcome.
Submitted by Darwin Fishman.