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Sylvia Peters Loos of Kennett Square, PA, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2018, at home surrounded by her children.
Born on March 26, 1935, in Pittsburgh, PA, Sylvia grew up in Union, NJ, and graduated from Union Hill High School. In her early adult years, she worked at Bell Laboratories, where she met what would become lifelong friends, including George, her future husband, who made her blue eyes sparkle even brighter for 53 years.
“All the girls chased him,” Sylvia often said about George. Their wedding in 1957 was the end of the chasing and the beginning of an adventure.
Sylvia was a devoted, full-time mother for forty years, and then later she was employed at Gwynedd-Mercy College. She was grateful for the opportunity to travel with friends and family to Belgium, France, Italy, Amsterdam, and never turned down a chance to enjoy the sun and sand at Florida and New Jersey beaches. Locally she could be seen driving to Crossroads in her convertible, John Denver on the stereo and a smile on her face.
Sylvia’s faith was an essential component of her life, and she was an active parishioner at St. Peter the Apostle (Parsippany, NJ) and St. Rose of Lima (North Wales, PA), where she was honored with the Lima of the Year Award for her work with the parish school. Most recently, she was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption, where she was a board member of the Sages senior group and an organizer of their retreats. She was a Eucharistic Minister for Christiana Cares and St. Rose of Lima, taking great care in her visits to homes and hospitals. Her generosity also extended to the Jesus House (Wilmington, DE), where she was a regular volunteer, feeding and caring for people visiting for special retreats.
Sylvia was generous, strong, and ever empathic. Sylvia often dropped everything to go where help was needed and taught her children to do the same. Frequently she would send kind notes and gifts to those who were on her mind or for whom she found something that was just right. Sylvia’s family and friends will enormously miss her practicality, vibrancy, deep dimples, and love.
Sylvia was the sister of Marian Weber, Patricia Naturale, Harriet D’Angeli, and Leonard Peters; the proud mom of seven children, Pamela, Margaret Kieffer (Joseph), Emily Maier (Michael), George (Cathy), Ted (Kasey), Cecilia, Katherine Major (David); and the grandmother of eight. She is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews.
The family is eternally grateful for the tender and compassionate care provided by Penn Medicine and Wissahickon Hospice, especially Kristi and Rena
An evening visitation will be from 6 PM until 8 PM on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the LONGWOOD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION OF MATTHEW GENEREUX, 913 East Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square.
A morning visitation from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin. The Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 AM. A luncheon will follow the Funeral Mass in the church hall. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Jesus House Prayer & Renewal, 2501 Milltown Road, Wilm., DE 19808.
Family flowers arranged by Ramone's Flowers, 302-994-8409.