Mary Jo Bridget Schober

July 6, 1937 - July 3, 2009
Mary Jo Bridget Schober

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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.


Thursday, July 9, 2009
12:00 AM

James W. Cannan Funeral Home - Directions
3155 Orchard Park Rd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Holy Cross Cemetery - Directions
2900 S. Park Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14218

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  • July 04, 2009
    Carol DeWolf says:
    I am so incredibly saddened by the loss of Mary Jo. She was such a friend, not just to me, but to so many people. Mary Jo was a joyful person who has left us much too soon. Our neighborhood will never be the same, and she will be sorely missed.

  • July 04, 2009
    Steve DeWolf says:
    I feel so terribly, terribly bad about losing you and prayed day and night for god to give you more time with us. You leave with me many wonderful memories -- our neighborhood pizza and pool parties, working with you on neighborhood landscaping projects, and just chatting with you when you's stop by whne you'd see me working in the yard. You were a wondeful friend.

  • July 04, 2009
    Michael, Julie & Chris Towe says:
    Tom ... Our deepest sympathy to you & your entire family. May the Lord comfort your grief & give you the strength to bear this loss.

  • July 07, 2009
    Dick Harman says:
    Cousin Tom, I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. While I never met Mary Jo, I know she was a fine person and an important part of your life. May her soul and the souls of all Faithful departed know eternal rest and peace in the arms of our Lord. Dick Harman