unknown - August 28, 2013
Mary Alice "Meme" Kretschmer, 79, of North Syracuse, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at home after a long illness, surrounded by her family.
She was born to the late John C. and Grace F. (Resch) Chase in Syracuse, New York and graduated from Central High School. She married Frederick F. Kretschmer, Jr. in 1956.
Mary loved her faith, her family and her friends. She was an active volunteer and long-time communicant of St. Rose of Lima. She was an avid bowler, enjoyed playing bridge and Bunko, bird-watching, attending Bible Study, yoga, and going to the Theater. Above all, she cherished her time spent with her family. She made the best Sunday spaghetti and meatball dinners.
Meme was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother and aunt.
Surviving are her five children: Anastasia Leja of Auburn; Barbara Karsky of Unionville, CT; Frederick Kretschmer, III of Hagerman, ID; Vincent Kretschmer of Canton, MI; and Patricia Kretschmer of Goshen; twelve grandchildren: Devin, Jonathan, Katie, Bryan, Rylie, Rick, Matthew, Quinn, Patrick, Mary Jane, Nicholas, and Mallory; and six nieces and two nephews.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Fred, her stepmother, Ruth Chase and her brother, John H. Chase.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Fergerson Funeral Home and Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Rose of Lima Church with burial following in North Syracuse Cemetery. Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at the funeral home, 215 South Main Street, North Syracuse.
Contributions, in Mary’s memory, may be made to Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St, Liverpool, NY 13088. Memorial messages may be left at FergersonFuneralHome.com.