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Obituary - Pauline Sumberg

Pauline Sumberg

Date of Passing: September 9th, 2016

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Congregation Zvi Jacob, 110 Memorial Parkway, Utica, NY 13501

Pauline Sumberg, of Utica, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 9, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Utica, daughter of the late Theodore and Belle Bluman Stone and was a graduate of Utica Free Academy. On May 20, 1956, at the House of Jacob Synagogue in Utica, she was united in marriage to her beloved, Lawrence "Larry" Sumberg, a loving union of 49 years. Larry passed away on December 18, 2004. Pauline was employed by Marine Midland Bank and later by the Utica City School District as a Teacher's Assistant. A founding member of Congregation Zvi Jacob, she was President of its Sisterhood in addition to being on countless committees. She loved being in the kitchen with her friends preparing food for the many functions and events that were held in the Synagogue. Pauline was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, whose life revolved around her family, friends and City of Utica. She was dedicated to Jewish tradition and was a pillar of its community. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Jill Sumberg of New Hartford; a daughter and son-in-law, Rochelle and RJ Hevier of Winter Garden, FL; six grandchildren, whom were her pride and joy, Jacob, Kayla and Jenna Sumberg and Alex, Sydney and Julia Hevier; a sister-in-law, Loretta Skoletsky of Pittsfield, MA; one niece and three nephews, Larry, Janice, Louis and Barry; and very special friends, Linda Lasher and Lori Rosoff. Pauline was predeceased by her in-laws, Rose and Harold Schecter and Edward Skoletsky. The funeral will be Sunday at 11 am at Congregation Zvi Jacob, 110 Memorial Parkway, Utica, with Rabbi Howard Matasar officiating. Interment will be in House of Jacob Cemetery, Whitesboro. Shiva will be observed Sunday and Monday from 5-8 pm at the home of Brian and Jill Sumberg, 30 Deerpath Drive, New Hartford. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of St. Elizabeth Medical Center ICU, for all their wonderful care and compassion. In memory of Pauline, kindly consider donations to Congregation Zvi Jacob. Arrangements are with the Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.


Pauline was a very special lady. Every week for many years we had many conversations and solved all sorts of problems! Brian, you were a wonderful son to her as her children were her life. My deepest sympathy to her family.
Donna Brutto

It was of great sadness I learned of Pauline's death. Her kindness to everyone was immeasurable. Her friendship with my mother has is a special memory to myself and sister. The last time we saw her was at the cemetery. It was freezing and windy but nothing could stop Pauline from attending my mother, Jane Stone, funeral. My condolences to her family.
Fran Stone Solomon

I am so sorry to learn of Pauline's passing! She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by all who knew her!
Sharon Wittern

Rochelle, I'm so sorry to read of your mom's passing. She loved her job as a T.A. and always had that big smile on her face whenever we met. She was very proud of you. Condolences to you and your entire family. Martha Mancuso
Martha Mancuso