Sylvia Futterman Meehan Griffin, age 92, of Tinton Falls passed away at Jersey Shore Medical Center on June 30, 2018. She was a Rutgers University professor and served as Cooperative Extension Home Economist of Monmouth County for thirty years until she retired in 1991. In addition to her adult education classes she wrote a by-lined food column for the Asbury Park Press for 17 years and consumer information columns for the Red Bank Daily Register and other Monmouth county newspapers. She provided consumer information regularly on radio. She had articles published in national magazines and professional journals.
After graduating Weequahic High School in Newark, she received a Bachelor of Science degree from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; and a Masters Degree and Doctor of Education degree from Rutgers University. She was honored with three national awards from her professional associations: Continued Excellence and Distinguished Service for excellent curricula; and the Florence Hall Award for promoting civil rights by developing and teaching a series of classes on “The Black Citizen in America Today”. In 1990 she received the Women of Achievement Award in Education from the Monmouth County Advisory Commission on the Status of Women. She was an active member of Soroptimist International serving as president of the Freehold Club where she was honored with the “Women Helping Women” award; and then in the Toms River club.
Born in Brooklyn, she grew up in Newark and lived in Freehold and other New Jersey towns.