Sheila L. Bamberger, of Utica, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2023 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
She was born September 23, 1935 in New York City, the daughter of the late Louis and Rebecca Lister. She received her primary education in Melvern, Long Island, her Bachelor’s degree from the Albany College for Teachers and her Master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire. On June 21. 1959 in New York City, she married Rabbi Henry Bamberger. Mrs. Bamberger was a schoolteacher with the Utica Public School System and the Clinton School District, retiring in 1999.
She was a member of Temple Emanu-El, the NYS Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma and served on the Board of the Sitrin Health Care Center.
Surviving besides her husband, Henry; are two daughters, Judith (Richard) Cogen of Blue Ash, OH and Miriam (Sean) Grogan of Silver Spring, MD; and two grandchildren, Samuel and Rachel Cogen. She was predeceased by her brother, Marc Lister.
The funeral will be Thursday, April 20 at 10 am at Temple Emanu-El, 2710 Genesee Street, Utica. Interment will be in Temple Emanu-El Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the Bamberger home on Thursday from 6-8 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider Temple Emanu-El or a charity of your choice in her memory.
Arrangements are with Mark C. Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., New Hartford.
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