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In Memoriam: Sylvia Van Sloun Sylvia A.M. (Maxwell) Van Sloun, 91, of Dartmouth, formerly of Westport, passed away on February 24, 2019, at Residence at Cedar Dell. She was the wife of Neil J. Van Sloun. Sylvia was born in New York, daughter of the late Eugene L. and Sylvia A. (Lathrop) Maxwell. She worked as a physical education teacher at Friends Academy from 1964–1969. She was coowner of Sylvan Nursery in Westport and cofounder of Sylvan Clinic, which is part of the Animal Rescue League in Fall River. Sylvia served on the board of directors of the Faxon Animal Rescue League of Fall River and was awarded the Arthur F. North Jr. Canine Service Award from Baker Institute in 1998 for her role in aiding “recognition and elimination of heritable eye diseases in dogs.” She was a founding member

and first president of the Novia Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Club (USA) and owned and trained many tollers over the years. She also cofounded the Van Sloun Foundation. Survivors along with her husband include two nieces, Amy Van Sloun and Nancy Van Sloun, and a nephew, Joe Van Sloun. She was the sister of the late Eugene L. Maxwell Jr.

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