Sylvia “Cookie” (Glasser) Santone, was born on February 22, 1934 to Louis and Eva Glasser on the West side of Manhatten on 48th St., known as Hell’s Kitchen. She was one of 11 children in a Jewish family, and two of her siblings died as babies. She married Anthony Michael Santone of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 17, 1959. They had three children, Anthony Louis Santone (54), Susan Marie Santone (52), and Michelle Christine (Santone) Gannon (48).
Sylvia is survived by her husband; their children; her four grandchildren, Kameryn Nicole Gannon, Lindsey Marie Gannon, Carley Ann Gannon, and Anthony Peter Santone; daughter-in-law Linda Santone; son-in-law Todd Gannon; and brothers Bertram, Sidney, and Robert Glasser. She is preceded in death by her parents and by her siblings Norman, Saul, Miriam, Helen and Gloria.
Sylvia’s whole life was her husband and her children and later, the grandchildren. She had the gifts of warmth and generosity, and volunteered for years at her children’s Catholic school and the parish in Homewood, Illinois, where the family relocated in 1974. Sylvia’s boundless hospitality knew no religious limits, and the parish memorialized her with a prominent Star of David in the front stained glass window.
Her only desire was to be a good wife, mother, and grandmother, and at that, she succeeded beyond measure.
Memorial Services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, July 28, 2016 at The Palms, 2674 Winkler Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33901.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.