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Sister M. Sylvia Krafton, OSF

November 27, 1921 - January 29, 2023


Obituary For Sister M. Sylvia Krafton, OSF

Sister M. Sylvia Krafton, Sister of St. Francis of the Providence of God for 85 years, died at the age of 101 on Sunday, January 29, 2023. Born on November 27, 1921 she is survived by nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews.

After teaching kindergarten through grade 7 for 40 years, Sister Sylvia directed the RTR (Reading, Thinking, Reasoning) program which offered tutoring for students. Called to home care ministry, she cared for family members for over 13 years. In 1996 Sister Sylvia coordinated the craft program at the motherhouse for several years. She spent her final nine years in her Ministry of Prayer.

Friends will be received at the John Slater Funeral Home, 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 9:30-11:00 a.m., prayer service 10:00 a.m., Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Germaine Church, 7003 Baptist Rd. Bethel Park, PA 15102.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God, 5802 Curry Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.

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  • 02/01/2023

    Sister Sylvia-my 4th grade teacher! Thank you for helping to mold my future. My deepest sympathy to all her family. Rest in Peace, Sister❤️

  • 01/31/2023

    As kids we loved visiting her at the convent. It was always an exciting day. She was always joyful!! I remember her 25th jubilee, and celebration following at our house . And to think we also got to share in her special 50th. What an incredible example of service to our Lord her life has been to our family!!! We know that you are having so many beautiful reunions in heaven today❤️ Love, Debra (great niece)