Sylvia Antholz, 88, died Dec. 27, 2012 at Dayton Assisted Living in Denver, Colo. She was born Sept. 3, 1924 in Syracuse to Henry and Helen Antholz.
Sylvia graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in social work which she practiced in large part at Denver General Hospital until 1989 when she retired. Sylvia spent most of her adult life in Denver where she developed a vast network of friendships through her work, teaching, and travel.
Sylvia traveled the world and collected many items such as antique Fiestaware, fine china and first edition books.
Sylvia was an avid reader and enjoyed passing on her passion to everyone around her including the construction of a library in her home town of Syracuse.
She was preceded by brother Ralph Antholz and nephew Ralph Antholz Kennedy.
She is survived by sister-in-law Barbara Kennedy and husband Clay Kennedy, nieces Linda Lueders of Albuquerque, N.M. and Nancy Wheeler of Brownville, Neb.; and nephew Stephen Kennedy of Brownville. She is also remembered by many dear friends.
Memorials may be sent to the Willa Cather Foundation at 413 North Webster Street, Red Cloud, NE 68970 or online at www.willacather.org.
Memorial graveside services will be Monday, April 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse.
Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home Syracuse is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be expressed at www.fusselmanallenharvey.com.