Mary T. (Schreiner) Pfaff

Born: Sun., Aug. 28, 1932
Died: Tue., Mar. 26, 2019


3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 31, 2019
Location: Gang Memorial Chapel

Mass of Christian Burial

9:00 AM Mon., Apr. 01, 2019
Location: St. Matthews Church

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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.

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Sharon Reilley
   Posted Thu March 28, 2019
Dear, Henry, Cathy, Peg, Rich & Families;
It is with a heavy heart that we say good bye to such a wonderful person. Mary was one of the most inspiring and happiest of personalities that one could know. Our family will cherish all the memories we had with her over the many years that our children grew up together... she truly will be missed and we are so sorry for her loss, yet our Lord has gained another angel in heaven.
Love and Prayers to all...Dennis & Sharon Reilley

Margaret J Lewis LPN
   Posted Thu March 28, 2019
Dear Pfaff Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mary told some great stories of her and Henry's trips to Germany. And I always enjoyed my work with in Manlius, and chatting at voting events at the HS. May she rest in peace.
Margaret Lewis, LPN

Cookie falcone
   Posted Thu March 28, 2019
This is a sad loss for many many people who knew and loved Mary, and for those who she served in all her volunteer work. I guess I will never get those damn recipes, but her ability in keeping those recipes secret will forever bring a smile to my face!

My children were in her daughter’s wedding, and I still have fond memories of that, because the photo is on my side table. Mary was a gracious mother, friend, and a true love for Henri. As a couple, they were inspiring. And I will always chuckle whenever I think of the notes to guests, in the Lorton Lake bathroom.
Together, Mary and Henri raised 3 beautiful, caring children.
God bless all of you!

Ed Rauch
   Posted Thu March 28, 2019
So sorry to hear that Mary has passed. My prayers are with you all.

Robert Kesel
   Posted Fri March 29, 2019
My deepest sympathy at this time of great loss.

Susan Piasecki
   Posted Fri March 29, 2019
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I have many fond memories of her from my time as a Girl Scout. I hope that all of your wonderful memories of times spent with her help to see you through this very difficult time.

steven laws
   Posted Fri March 29, 2019
Rich- I am so sorry the loss of your mom. Please know she will always be with you in your heart. My prayers are with you and your family

Ron Seagfrid
   Posted Sun March 31, 2019
Sorry for your lost mom is in rehab could not be there God bless

Peg and Paul Henson
   Posted Tue April 02, 2019
Henri and family, so sad to hear of Mary's passing. Mary was such a beautiful lady, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and friend . We consider our selves lucky to be called one of her friends .lorton Lake has lost another great lady and will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.,

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