Sylvia Marie Battle Brown of Chestnut Hill, PA died August 12, 2013. She was 90 years old. Mrs. Brown was born in Washington, D.C. to the late Commodore Charlton Eugene Battle and Minerva Woodbury Woodworth Battle. She graduated from The Wheeler School, Providence, Rhode Island, Holmby Jr. College and attended UCLA. She is survived by her three nieces: Susan Salembier Carney, Barbara Salembier Sperling, Pamela Woodworth Halstead and their families. She also leaves behind her compassionate aides: Alverine, Angela and Rose, who assisted her through her five year journey with dementia. She was predeceased by her brother Chauncey Clark Woodworth, her sister Barbara Woodworth Salembier Grinnell and her nephew Chauncey Clark Woodworth, III. Her family said that she had loved playing tennis, golf, bridge, scrabble and doing crossword puzzles, but most of all, she found great enjoyment in writing prose and poetry. Funeral services and internment will be private.