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Sylvia Yvonne Brouse

June 20, 1944 — December 1, 2023



Sylvia Yvonne (Dudash) Brouse, 79, of Frederick, MD passed from this life on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Frederick Health and Rehab.

Sylvia was known to her friends as “SYD” and “Bonnie” to her family. She was the beloved wife of Barry Brouse for 37 years.  Born June 20, 1944, in Frederick, MD. Sylvia was the eldest child of the late John and Hilda (Goodman) Dudash  Sylvia was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Frederick, MD. She was a 1962 graduate of Frederick High School and a 1966 graduate of Hood College, earning a BA degree in Secondary Education with emphasis on French language. Her career spanned many years as a French and Spanish teacher in Frederick County High Schools (Thomas Johnson and Walkersville). She earned several honors during that period.  

Sylvia loved planning and cooking with Barry, especially holiday meals. She enjoyed translating her French magazines and the European trip she shared with Barry, touring England. She loved her dogs, Bijou, and Winston, being her latest. Sylvia enjoyed the arts, reading and spending time with family and friends.  

Besides her husband, Sylvia is survived by a brother Dale Dudash (Nancy), of Eldersburg, MD; sister in-law, Ruth Brown of Frederick, MD; one cousin Joyce Casterline (Dave) of Mountain Top, PA; five nieces (Stephanie (Dudash) Renner, Heather (Brown) Lindsay, Dawn (Oakes) Ciesielko, Holly (Oakes) Bostick, Lindsay (Dudash) Palmer) ;three nephews (Michael Brown, Jason Dudash, Andrew Dudash) and ten great nieces and nephews.  Sylvia was preceded in death by her sister Joan Duffy in 2022, brother in-law Forrest “Richard” Oakes, and brother in-law Jim Brown.  

A memorial service will be held on a future date.  

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