Mary T. Pichler

Mary T. Pichler, 99, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 219 Fairview Road, Kersey, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.

She was born May 12, 1918, in Kersey, daughter of the late Robert and Claire Smithbauer Anzinger. Mary was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools.  She was a retired employee of the Pure Carbon Company.

On August 28, 1937, in the St. Boniface Church, she married Albert J. Pichler, Sr., who preceded her in death on June 11, 1991.

Mary is survived by two daughters, Nancy Challingsworth and her husband, Ralph, of Kersey and Elizabeth “Betty” Swanson and her husband, James, of Brockway; two sons, Albert J. Pichler, Jr. and his wife, Marlene, of Kersey and William R. Pichler and his wife, Ellen, of Kersey; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and one great great grandson. She is also survived by a sister, Dorothy Harahue, of Erie, PA; and by a good friend, Patty Kline, of Kersey.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Tim Pichler; a sister, Margaret Himes; and three brothers, Francis Anzinger, Robert Anzinger, and Clarence “Skipper” Anzinger.

Mary was a member of the St. Boniface Church and the church choir. She taught CCD, helped in the school cafeteria, and worked bingo.  She loved to play the organ.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is at the St. Boniface Church on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, from 9:00 AM until the time of the Mass.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity.

Lois D'Amore July 10, 2017 at 9:19 pm

To all of Mary’s family, I send my condolences and love. Grammy was a gem and loved by everyone. She will be missed. She has earned her reward and is now in the presence of her God. Rest assured she is now praying for all of us.
Lois D’Amore

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