About Silver Linings

“Silver Linings,” a feature about life after retirement. If you are a retiree with an interesting story about your new life or know of someone who fits the bill, email your suggestion to editorial@cjn.org and include “Silver Linings” in the subject line or tweet us at @CleveJN.

A retired federal employee, Marilyn Kapucinski’s daily life is still pretty full. Whether she is indulging in hobbies or giving her time to organizations like B’nai B’rith, Kapucinski rarely has a dull moment.

Sydelle Zinn had a busy working life, serving as a medical technologist in clinical and research labs, and later switching to administrative work as a budget analyst for the National Cancer Institute. While working there, she met her husband and moved to New Orleans when he accepted a positi…

Growing up in Cleveland and as a longtime member of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple, Mark Schloss knew upon retirement he wanted to give back in some meaningful way to his religious home.

Following a 20-year career as a high school librarian at the Cuyahoga Hills Juvenile Correctional Facility, John Siff was feeling a bit disconnected and discouraged by the younger generation. He wasn’t sure how he’d spend his retirement following the mentally demanding position, but he wasn’…

Working as a lawyer, Sheldon “Shelly” Hartman couldn’t picture how he’d spend his retirement. He always knew he wanted to retire, but the idea of not having a packed schedule perplexed him.

Growing up, Muriel Weber wasn’t exposed to heavy community involvement. Born to Holocaust survivors, her parents kept to themselves and did what they could, but it wasn’t until she was a young woman that Weber got the volunteering bug.

For many years, Adrienne Yelsky loved working. She taught many subjects, including “Lessons of the Holocaust,” a course created by Leatrice Rabinsky, at Cleveland Heights High School.