Mary E. Schreiber, 86: Devoted wife, mother also volunteered to help others

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BRUNSWICK — Mary E. Schreiber, 86, of Kimberly Circle, died Jan. 19 at her home.

She was born Oct. 19, 1928, the third of five children of George Sidney and Alverda Kennedy Wagoner, in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

She was educated in Downingtown schools and earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Drexel University, with a concentration in institutional management. She subsequently completed a dietetic internship at the graduate hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Schreiber worked for five years at Harkness Pavilion of Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, followed by a stint as dining room supervisor for New York Telephone Co.

In 1957, she married Klaus O. Schreiber. The couple raised three children, Susan Annette, Klaus Christian and Rolf Eric. The family resided in Yonkers, New York; Northbrook, Illinois; and Mount Vernon, New York.

Mary was a a devoted homemaker, a caring partner and friend to her husband, a loving mother to her children and an untiring aide who helped Rolf with his handicaps. She volunteered as a Brownie troop leader, a Cub Scout den mother and a Cadet Girl Scout leader.

She loved to travel with her husband to Europe, especially Italy. After the couple settled in Brunswick, she worked as an eager helper in the Brunswick Food Bank. She also was active in the Women’s Organization of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, in Brunswick.

A memorial service was held Jan. 24 at the church, with the Rev. Rebecca Wegner officiating.

Donations in Schreiber’s memory may be made to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, 84A Union St., Brunswick, ME 04011.

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