Anne L (Lavine) Pearlman
Born 1906
Died 11/17/1990 in Syracuse, NY

Syracuse Herald American (NY) - Sunday, November 18, 1990
Anne Lavine Pearlman was co-founder and owner of Sadye-Ann Dress Shop, originally at 435 Warren St., which opened in 1934 during the Depression and has been in operation ever since. Mrs. Pearlman, 84, died Friday at her home at 2700 E. Genesee St. The dress shop is known for the warm, personalized treatment given to customers by Mrs. Pearlman and her sister, Sadie Lavine. Mildred Eggers, who has been a customer for more than 20 years, recalled the first time she visited the salon and met Mrs. Pearlman. "I was going to buy a dress for my daughters wedding, and then I went back a second time for a dress for my sons wedding, and we began a relationship that grew over the years" said Eggers, wife of Syracuse University Chancellor Melvin Eggers. "She was a delight to be with and was very good about choosing clothes to suit the customer. "It was back in the days when you go in and they bring out your clothes to you. I liked to buy dresses there for very special occasions," she said. The business now operates out of the womens home on East Genesee Street. The business opened at a time when Congress had just passed the New Deal. The women succeeded because of their skill in providing the right clothes for the right customer, friends said, and because of their special service. Eggers said the women always served coffee and baked goods at their salon while she shopped. And Eleanor Forrest, a longtime friend of Mrs. Pearlman, remembers her as "the best baker in the world. "She and her sister ran a friendly business -- their customers were their friends," Forrest said, "She was an inspiration for the power of positive thinking. There was no one else more sunny or cheerful. She comforted everyone and burdened no one -- right to the very end." Before opening the salon, Mrs. Pearlman was the top salesperson for Flahs in Syracuse, her son, Bill Pearlman said. Mrs. Pearlman was a life resident of Syracuse. Her husband, Myer, died in 1984. Mrs. Pearlman was a member of Temple Adath Yeshurun, Temple Society of Concord, their sisterhoods and Haddassah. Surviving are her son, William of Fayetteville; her sister, Sadie Lavine of Syracuse; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Temple Adath Yeshurun, Rabbi Charles S. Sherman officiating. Burial will be in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery.
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Myer Pearlman
Born 1903
Died 1984
Morris Lavine
Born 1872 in Germany DU