Mary T. Pfaff
March 26, 2019
Mary T. (Schreiner) Pfaff , 86, passed away peacefully at Francis House surrounded by her family. Born on August 28, 1932 to Josef and Klara Schreiner, Mary resided her entire life in East Syracuse. She graduated from East Syracuse High School in 1949 and Syracuse Comptometer School. A lifetime communicant of St. Matthews Church. She also volunteered at the parish Second Time Around Store. Retiring after 22 years as an ESM guidance secretary, she worked 15 years as a ticket taker at Syracuse University and as an elections inspector. Over the years Mary was an active participant and board member of many organizations including the Fly Road Scholarship fund, the German American Society and many of the groups clubs, ESM band and sports boosters, and a Girl Scout leader. Mary was a loving wife, mother and Oma to everyone. She enjoyed spending time at Lorton Lake with family and friends. She will be remembered for her German potato salad and blueberry kuchen.
Mary is survived by her husband of 62 years Henry Pfaff, two daughters Catherine (Michael) Riley, Margaret (Sean) Shea, a son Richard Pfaff, grandaughters Meghan (Jeffrey) Thomas, Erin (Jason) Newton, Siobhan Shea, Fiona Shea, two great grandchildren Laila and Maggie Thomas, and several nieces and nephews.
Services Monday 8:15 am at Gang Memorial Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 am in St. Matthew's Church, E. Syracuse. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Minoa. Calling hours are Sunday 3-6 pm at the funeral home 104 Fordham Rd. at Teall ave.
Contributions to the Francis House 108 Michaels Ave, Syracuse 13208
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