Schroon Lake; Cyta Sawyer, passed away peacefully Monday April 23, 2018 at her home in Pembroke Pines, Fl.
Cyta was born May 15, 1922 in Baranowicze, Poland the daughter of the late Leib and Henye Grabowiecka.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, Dr. Philip Sawyer August 17, 1990 and her immediate family (parents, four sisters and two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cyta was a survivor of the labor camps of the Holocaust. With the help of her brother-in-law, she and her husband, Philip Sawyer, MD., escaped the camps and became part of a partisan group fighting the Nazis.
Cyta and Dr. Sawyer immigrated to the United States in 1948 and settled in Schroon Lake, in 1949.
For many years Cyta assisted her husband with his medical practice. She loved flowers, especially roses. She maintained a large garden with many rose bushes and other flowering plants. Her roses and flowers were often the centerpieces at the parties she liked to host.
Taking advantage of the many activities the Schroon Lake area offered, Cyta became an avid golfer. She continued to play golf at her Florida apartment which overlooked a golf course. Cyta learned to ski at age forty and could frequently be found on the slopes where she made many friends. She was a life member of Hadassah.
Cyta is survived by her son Leo (Nancy) Sawyer of Jamesville, NY, her daughter Joy (Mace) Bloom of Wilmington, DE, her two grandchildren, Ilene (Eran) Cohen and Mark (Cassandra) Bloom.
A graveside funeral service followed by interment, will be conducted Thursday afternoon May3, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Temple Beth El Cemetery in Moreau, NY. Rabbi Norman Mendel will officiate.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Hadassah or the Alzheimer's Association.
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