Susan Beth Sirkman, 55

Susan Beth Sirkman, 55, passed away Jan. 8, surrounded by her family.

Wife of Rabbi Jeffrey Sirkman, of Larchmont Temple. She was a nurturing, embracing presence in the Larchmont community for more than 25 years; beloved by the generations. Susan was born in Danvers, Mass to Baynard and Leona Paul, one of seven siblings. She received a B.A. from Wheelock College in Special Education and taught special Education and nursery school. Beloved wife of Jeffrey, loving mother of Aaron, Alexander, Gabriel [Chelsea] and Sophie Alice. Devoted daughter of Leona and the late Baynard. Cherished sister of Howard [Gina], Nancy, Ellen [Gary] Gobbi, David [Mattie], Matthew [Laurie], Allison [Jim]. Adoring Aunt of 15 nieces and nephews as well as three grand nieces and nephews. Dear sister in law of Rhonda [David] Bombard, Partner in retail havoc, Robin Fuchsberg. Surrogate mother of Bella.

Funeral service is Sunday, Jan. 11 at 8:45 am at Larchmont Temple, 75 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, N.Y. 10538. Interment to follow at Children of Israel Cemetery, Middle Road, Haverhill (as close to 3 p.m. as possible given the procession is coming from N.Y.). Shiva to be observed Sunday after the interment and Monday 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 pm at 59 Park St., Haverhill; Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. in the Garden Room of Larchmont Temple; and Wednesday and Thursday, 7 to 9 pm at 21 Larchmont Avenue, Larchmont, N.Y. Minyan services at 7:30 each evening. Memorial donations in her name may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering to fund Dr. David Kelsen's research, 633 Third Avenue, 28th Fl, New York, NY 10017 or The Susan Sirkman Fund c/o Larchmont Temple.

Arrangements by H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Homes.