Mary Jo Schober, 71 former Orchard Park, NY resident, an artist and nurse died Friday, July 3, 2009 of colon cancer at Four Seasons Hospice Elizabeth House.
Born Mary Jo McCarthy, she grew up in South Buffalo and attended Mount Mercy Academy before earning a nursing degree from Sisters of Charity Nursing School.
With her husband she owned and operated Thomas Furniture in West Seneca, NY from 1985-1995. She was a founder and leader of the Southtowns Alzheimers Disease support group. After retiring to Asheville, she remained active in the community. She was an accomplished painter, gardener and volunteered with Manna Food Bank and Interfaith Assistance Ministry in Hendersonville, NC.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas G. Schober of Hendersonville; a son, Jeffrey T. Schober of Orchard Park; and a sister, Marcia McCarthy, also of Orchard Park.
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