Sylvia Turk Weinberg, 99

Sylvia Turk Weinberg, 99

Star of David December 8, 2022 ~ 14 Kislev 5783


Sylvia Turk Weinberg passed away peacefully in her home this morning at the age of 99. She was surrounded then, as she had been throughout her life, by love, exceeded only by that which she always gave.

Sylvia was born in Louisville to Jacob Carl (Akiva) Turk and Pearl Cohn. She and Morris Weinberg were married in 1944, immediately upon his return from the war. They bore four children – Nan Myndell Siegel (Richard), Harris Weinberg (Dana Corvin), Faye Weinberg (Alan Roth), and Perri Schenker (Mike). Sylvia was gifted with 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, all of whom she called her precious ones. She was also blessed with many wonderful friends throughout her lifetime, especially the loving care of Jimi Perkins and Hind Laabid. Sylvia knew how deeply she was loved by all of them, and all of us knew how deeply we were loved by her.

Sylvia worked with Morris in their grocery store, supporting their family. Later, after the store was sold, she had the opportunity to pursue other callings. She was an internationally published poet. She was an original founder of Louisville’s Interfaith Paths to Peace. She was a patron of the arts and a philosopher and theologian who encouraged love and thoughtfulness in all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Sam Turk, and her husband, Morris. It was among her daily prayers that none of her children predeceased her, a prayer that took on greater fervency the older she became, and a prayer that was blessedly answered.

Services will be held Friday, December 9, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Herman Meyer and Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, followed by burial at Keneseth Israel Cemetery. Visitation will begin at the funeral home at 12 p.m.  The service will be live-streamed at https://www.facebook.com/HermanMeyerSon/

Shiva will be held at the home Of Faye Weinberg and Dr. Alan Roth, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. beginning Sunday, December 11th, through Wednesday, December 14th.   Please call the funeral home for the address.

Donations in Sylvia’s memory may be made to Keneseth Israel Congregation,  2531 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40205; the Louisville Chapter of Interfaith Paths to Peace, 2500 Montgomery St, Louisville, KY 40212;  Dare to Care Food Bank, P.O. Box 35458, Louisville, KY 40232; or a charity of your choice.

May the Almighty comfort Sylvia’s family and friends together with all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Engagement Photo of Sylvia Turk Weinberg

Engagement Photo of Sylvia Turk Weinberg