Please donate in the memory Sylvia Marie Csorba – née Marie Elise Sylvia Reardon, who passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 18, 2020. Here is her story....
Born July 21, 1940 in Hull, Quebec to Alberte Barette and Symaune Ross Reardon, Sylvia was the oldest of three children with her brothers Marc Reardon of Montreal, Canada and Bruno Reardon of Quebec, Canada. Her father was an Officer in the Canadian Army and the family lived abroad in Paris, France and Germany during her childhood.
In April 1965, she married Francis Stephen Csorba in Quebec, and soon after they moved to the United States, making their home in Westfield, NJ for the next 36 years. There they raised their three children, Natalie Veronique Schickel (54), Diane Stephanie Csorba (52) and F. Michael Csorba (49). From Westfield, Sylvia and Frank moved to Kenilworth, NJ until 2009. After Frank passed in December 2005, Sylvia moved to Berkeley Heights to live with daughter Natalie, son-in-law Joe Schickel, and granddaughter Juliana Schickel (15), where she became an active part of the family and church community of Our Lady of Peace in New Providence.
Sylvia’s lifetime was one of devotion and service to her family, her children’s schools and church community. During the years her children attended Holy Trinity Elementary School, Sylvia was involved in co-organizing and running many of the Christmas Boutique fundraisers with her friends, cheering for her children at their CYO and town sports events and bingo. She never hesitated to get involved and help out with the many church-related activities and bible studies at Holy Trinity Church in Westfield, and more recently Our Lady of Peace in New Providence.
After concentrating on being a homemaker, when son Michael was a junior in high school, Sylvia began working outside the home. She worked in various professions: As a bank teller in Westfield then in retail sales at Macy’s and later at White Hall Jewelers in Livingston. The friendships she formed in those years continued through her passing.
Sylvia was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren – as evidenced by the tribute wall she kept in her bedroom. She loved watching the oldest, Julia Csorba (18) perform during her many years of dance and later on the track-and-field team at Westfield HS. She was excited for Julia at her acceptance into Dartmouth. Sylvia also cheered among the loudest for her grandsons James Csorba (16) and Steven Csorba (14) where they excelled on the fields at their various sporting events. She was very involved as a band grandmother of her youngest granddaughter Juliana Schickel (15) and enjoyed watching her play saxophone in the Governor Livingston Highlander Band & Competitions. She was also very proud of the wonderful, intelligent young man Gavin Carr (Schickel) (20) has become. She deeply loved her children, sons-in-law Joe Schickel and Terry Munroe, daughter-in-law Nancy Csorba, and all five of her grandchildren – they were her world!
Surviving her are her two brothers, her three children, their spouses, her five grandchildren, nephews Jean-Sebastien and Olivier; nieces Catherine and Alyson; cousins Louise, Roger and Alan, her Aunt Lorraine and extended family.