Sylvia Ann Kretzer, infant daughter of Joshua and Jessi (Hammersla) Kretzer, left this life to join her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at the family home in Sharpsburg, Md.
Born on Nov. 15, 2012, in Washington, D.C., Sylvia is survived by her maternal grandparents, Donnie and Sherry Hammersla and her paternal grandparents, Michael and Barbara Kretzer, all of Sharpsburg; her maternal great-grandfather, Joe Goetz of Dargan; her paternal great-grandmother, Missy Kretzer of Sharpsburg; and her aunts and uncles, Erin and Travis Harrell of Sharpsburg, Eric and Katy Toy of North Carolina, and Ryan and Cristine Kretzer of Arizona. She will also be missed by her five cousins, Emma, Ellie and Tanner Harrell, and Chiara and Sora Kretzer.
Jessi and Joshua extend their heartfelt appreciation to everyone who have offered their love, support and prayers. They share comfort will all in the Bible scripture Luke 1:37: “for with God nothing shall be impossible.”
A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Sample’s Manor Church of God, 2128 Harpers Ferry Road, in Sharpsburg. Rev. Kenneth W. Johnson will officiate. Immediately following the ceremony, Sylvia will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike in Boonsboro.
Memorial donations may be made to the Trisomy 18 Foundation, 4491 Cheshire Station Plaza, Suite 157, Dale City, VA 22193.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at BastStaufferFuneralHome.com.