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Sylvia Elaine Lantz

April 27, 1950 — January 14, 2023

Myersville

Sylvia Elaine Lantz of Myersville, MD, passed away peacefully at her home on January 14, 2023.  

Born April 27, 1950 to the late James Meredith Ropp and Grace Naomi (Ford) Ropp.  She was the beloved wife of Glenn Richard Lantz of 51 years.

She is survived by her sons, Gregg Richard Lantz and wife, Christy, of Hampstead, MD, Scott Ryan Lantz and wife, Jenna, of Keedysville, MD; grandsons, Braylin and Gavin; step-grandchildren, Logan and Harper Collins; sisters, Lorraine MacAfee and Denise Staub; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sylvia graduated from Middletown High School in 1968 and attended University of Maryland (1968-70).  She graduated from Hood College in 1988 and worked for the Federal Government at NIH and NIST for over 30 years.  After retirement she worked as both a volunteer and a contractual employee for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  She served as a social member of the Myersville Volunteer Fire Company spending numerous hours fundraising.   

Sylvia was a long-time member of the Grossnickle Church of the Brethren.  She enjoyed quilting and was a member of the Hagerstown Quilters Guild.  She relished traveling with Glenn, gardening, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Family and friends can gather from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opposumtown Pike, Frederick and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, 11301 Meeting House Road, Myersville, MD. Burial will be held at the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grossnickle Church of the Brethren or Frederick Health Hospice.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, January 19, 2023

2:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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Thursday, January 19, 2023

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Frederick

1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD 21702

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Visitation

Friday, January 20, 2023

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren

11301 Meeting House Rd, Myersville, MD 21773

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Funeral Service

Friday, January 20, 2023

11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)

Grossnickle Church of the Brethren

11301 Meeting House Rd, Myersville, MD 21773

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