Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kretschmar Jr. of
Sugar Land, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Shirley Diana Kretschmar to Dr. Sebastian
Thomas Tosto Jr.† Tom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sebastian
T. Tosto Sr. of Cromwell, Connecticut.†
The bride-elect is a 1984 graduate of
Dulles High School in Stafford, Texas and a 1989 graduate of
Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State
University) in San Marcos, Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in
Public Relations. She is currently employed by David Powers
Homes in Houston, Texas.
The prospective groom is currently a
major in the US Army and the Brigade Surgeon for the 505 PIR
of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
He completed his premed undergraduate work at Yale
University in New Haven, CT, earned his medical degree from
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson in Piscataway, NJ and completed
his residency at Penn State, Hershey Medical Center. Dr.
Tosto has served his country for the past four years upon
electing to close his private practice after the 9/11
attacks and become an airborne paratrooper. Tom has been
deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, where he was awarded the
Bronze Star in Kandahar, and most recently to Operation
Katrina in Louisiana.†
Holly Marie, Brooke Miranda and Clay
Matthew Painter are delighted and honored to welcome this
special man into their family as their step-father. The
couple plan on a 2006 wedding after Tom has completed his
duty with the US Army. They plan to reside in the Houston
area where Tom will resume his medical career as an
Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas
Medical Center in Houston, Texas.