Mother, wife, and physician, Sylvia Morris died Sept. 25, 1997, just two weeks after her father, R. Crawford Morris '38.

Sylvia graduated from the Laurel School. As did her grandfather Alexander C. Robinson III '14, father, uncle ACR IV '48, and cousin ACR Jr. '73, Sylvia chose Princeton. After her freshman year, she transferred to Vassar, graduating with honors in psychology.

In 1978, Sylvia earned her MD from Case Western Reserve. Here, she also met and married Andrew Hotaling and completed an internship in internal medicine. Their first son, Jim, was born in 1979 in Cleveland. Their second, Jeffrey, was born four years later in Chicago. In 1985, Sylvia completed her psychiatric training and was designated the outstanding graduating resident at the Lafayette Clinic in Detroit.

Sylvia practiced psychiatry in Detroit and Wheaton, Ill., developing a reputation for her work with attention deficit disorder and interest in depression and anxiety. Sylvia treasured vacationing on Lake Bellaire in northern Michigan. She had compassion for others, a contagious, zany sense of humor, and passion for life's pleasurable moments.

The class extends deep sympathy to Sylvia's family, friends, and the many whose lives she touched.

The Class of 1973

Undergraduate Class of 1973