Sylvia Guberman, the fiesty, outspoken political activist from Stratford who told Bill Clinton in her own kitchen 30 years ago he would “some day be president,” has died at age 74.
Guberman died late Wednesday night with family by her side after fighting a lenghty and very tough illness with the same bull-dog determination she had for years fought political opponents.
Guberman, who worked with Clinton three decades ago on local campaigns while he attended Yale University and lived in Milford, had in recent years become disillusioned with the local Democtract party.
During the 199o’s she, along with the late Town Council Chairman Ray Voccola, was among the leaders of the former United Democrats of Stratford — a political action group established after some Dems became fed up with the leadership of then Democratic Town Committee Chairman Richard Miron.
But Guberman’s love and devotion to her family, including two sons and a daughter, and grandchildren Jason, Matthew and Lily, was her biggest joy of all.
Look for a more in-depth story on Guberman in Monday’s Connecticut Post.