Sylvia G. Kuch83, Pleasant View resident, world traveler

By on June 24, 2011

Sylvia G. Kush

Sylvia Grosch Kuch, 83, died Friday, June 17, 2011 at Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Born in Trenton, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Robert S. and Irene Kreiter Grosch of Lancaster County.

Sylvia was a 1950 graduate of Drexel University. She had lived in Philadelphia, Natick, Mass., Ridgewood, N.J., Madison, Ohio, and Elizabethtown.

In addition to raising four children, Sylvia was a past president of the American Association of University Women, played the harp, was a dedicated volunteer at the Fulton and Hershey theaters and a world traveler. She was also an active member of Donegal Presbyterian Church in Mount Joy, where she sang in the choir, was a deaconess and past president of the Women’s Association.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years: David H. Kuch; her four children: Kathleen L., wife of Paul A. SanDoe, of Conowingo, Md.; Nancy E.K., wife of Glenn E. Deardorff, of Chambersburg; Lawrence D. Kuch, of Lancaster; and James E. Kuch, husband of Janice H., of North Royalton, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Donegal Presbyterian Church, 1891 Donegal Springs Road in Mount Joy, July 2 at 11 a.m. There will be no viewing. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall at which time the family will receive friends. Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

If desired, contributions may be made to Pleasant View Retirement Community Benevolent Fund, 544 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545; or to Alzheimer’s Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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