Faith Linda Grossman
Born 11/19/1943 in Syrause, NY
Died 10/4/2007 in Miami Beach, FL

The daughter of the Syracuse Cerebral Palsy Clinic founders Lionel and Anita Grossman died October 4, 2007, at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach FL, after a short illness. She was 64. Ms. Grossman lived in Miami Beach. Born with cerebral palsy, Faith lived far longer than predicted at the time of her birth in 1943. Devastated by the discovery that their beautiful, red-haired daughter was born with a severe disability requiring constant care, her parents discovered there were no facilities in all upstate New York for the care and treatment of those afflicted with CP. Determined to create a facility for the treatment of victims of this crippling disability, Lionel and Anita Grossman began their crusade to create the first of its kind in Syracuse.

The Syracuse Cerebral Palsy Clinic opened its doors on February 25, 1948. Faith was the clinics first patient. Since renamed Enable, the clinic was first housed on the grounds of the old Weiting Johnson Hospital on Salt Springs Road near the present campus of LeMoyne College. For many years, Faith was the inspiration and poster child for the clinic. As a young woman, she was devoted and deeply involved in the clinic and its patients. The harsh Syracuse winters drove her to the warmer climate of Florida close to her parents, though she remained close to her many friends and family in Syracuse. Her father Lionel passed away in 1991 and her mother Anita in 2005.

Despite her need for round-the-clock care, Faith remained active and enthusiastic. She was devoted to her Jewish heritage, attending services regularly. She adored opera and attended concerts whenever her health permitted. And like her entire family, she was an enthusiastic fan of Syracuse sports. Faith was highly creative and spent many years creating her own pottery and glazes, selling many of her creations and donating a portion of the proceeds to cerebral palsy. She was an avid reader, particularly of religious and spiritual tracts, and developed close ecumenical relations with rabbis and clergy of other religions.

Faith is survived by her brothers, Murray A. Grossman, M.D., of Syracuse and Park City, and Richard D. Grossman of Warren, Vermont, sister Susan Berglowe and her husband and Faith\\'s devoted brother-in-law, Craig Berglowe of Boca Raton, Florida. Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2007, at Birnbaum Funeral Chapel, 1909 E. Fayette St.

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Lionel O. Grossman (____ - 1991)
Anita Grossman
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Lionel O Grossman Esq Veteran 
Born 1895
Died 10/16/1991
Anita Grossman
Born 1912
Died 5/8/2005 in Boca Raton, FL