Sharon J. Kretschmer December 29, 1953 - June 29, 2016

Sharon Joyce Kretschmer, age 62 from Parkside, PA passed away on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 among peaceful prayers for the guidance of a guardian angel.

She was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 29th, 1953 daughter of the late Herbert and Dorothy Oakley. She was a Lincoln High School graduate, a beloved lunch mother at OLC while her children attended, a devoted housewife, and a phone sales associate and secretary assistant. She loved musicals, reading, the Phillies, cats, movies, spending time on the beach, and spending time with her cherished family and friends. She was a best friend to many and an inspiration of strength to all.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years John Kretschmer; sons Thomas and Daniel Kretschmer (Brendon); and daughters Laurie Menna (Matthew) and Elizabeth Kretschmer. She was a grandmother to Augustus Matthew Menna, who lovingly called her “Nannie”. She is survived by three brothers, Herbert Oakley (Ruth), Dennis Oakley (Trish), Gary Oakley (Bernadette), and sister-in-law Kathy Lasher, with many nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate Sharon’s life will be held at Our Lady of Charity, 231 Upland Rd., Brookhaven, PA on Wednesday, July 6th. The viewing will begin at 9:30am followed by a mass at 11am. Burial private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to the Chester County Neighborhood Hospice program online at: www.nvnacc.com or call Neighborhood Health at 610-696-6511 to discuss giving opportunities.

Arrangements by the Bateman-Allen Funeral Home, Brookhaven, Pa. Online condolences can be sent via www.batemanallenfuneralhome.com

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