Obituaries

Home: Millcreek, Utah
Death Date: December 30, 2016
Birthdate: June 2, 1949
Place Of Birth: Winchester, Virginia

Sylvia Willa Kronstadt + Enlarge

Sylvia Kronstadt died at dawn on December 30th at the home she loved; succumbing to the cruelest of the many devastating health issues she faced with so much courage in recent years. Her intellectual vigor, refreshing candor and genuine charm earned her the respect and admiration of everyone fortunate enough to get to know her. An accomplished writer, editor, investigative reporter and essayist, her work appeared in many prominent national and local publications over a span of four decades. She passionately believed in the virtues of social justice, compassion and charity.

She is survived by her extraordinary 98-year-old mother Eunice Kronstadt, who has dementia; but still believes that "Every day is a beautiful day", her loving soulmate, best friend and life partner of 34 years, Joe Costanzo; and sisters Linda Ptaschinski and Gina Kronstadt. Sylvia was preceded in death by her Father, Reuben Kronstadt.

She expressed a deep debt of gratitude to Dr. Fred Reimherr, who for decades refused to give up his effort to help her to have a contented, productive life. Thank you as well to Drs. Louis Moench and Steven W. Heath for their compassionate care during her nal and most dif cult months.

At her request there will be no services.

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