Maria Krogemann

maria krogemann
Palmyra, N.Y.: January 17, 2009 at age 56 after a courageous battle with an illness. Maria is predeceased by her father, Robert Schumaker. She is survived by her mother, Helen (DeVos) Schumaker; husband, Holger Krogemann; children, Jess (Nicole) Williams, Sr. & Angela Williams; step-son, Michael Krogemann; sister, Paula (Ron) Fackelman; grandchildren, Jess “JJ” Williams, Jr., Alex Williams, Carly Williams & Zachary Krogemann; several nieces and nephews, 32 cousins; many dear friends. Friends may call Thursday, 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Funeral Service will be held, Friday 10 A.M. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Family and friends may meet Friday 12 NOON at Palmyra Cemetery, 272 Vienna Street, Palmyra, NY 14522 for her Graveside Service (please meet at the gate of the cemetery). In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Boston University School of Medicine, Amyloid Research Fund, 72 East Concord St., K-503, Boston, Mass 02118 in her memory.

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  1. All of us who worked with Maria at Loews appreciated her generous spirit and always kind words. She always spoke of her pride in her children and her love of her grandchildren. We will always miss her.

  2. As Life transitions to another place, we can be comfortable in knowing that Maria will not be forgotten and that she made a difference in so many lives.

  3. Captain my Captain:
    Suzanne and I are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Take comfort in knowing that her journey was a good one! There is no better testiment to that fact than yourself. You genuinly care about people and have passed on her love to those around you for as long as I’ve known you. Keep that up and her memory will burn bright.
    All our love,
    Pat ‘The Gay Au Pair’, Suzanne, Emerson and Molly

  4. Dear Hogler. Very sad to hear about Marie. I always enjoyed seeing her as she was always funny and upbeat. My prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Dear Holger and family, Although I did not have the privilege of meeting Maria, we did talk briefly and e-mailed shortly after her diagnosis of Amyloidosis. As a support person for the UPstate area and myself an amyloidosis caretaker, I am aware of the trials this rarely diagnosed and often under diagnosed disease imposes. The knowledge and treatment of amyloidosis is far and in between, involving the hardship health care away from home and family support.
    I was So Much Hoping to meet Maria and Holger at our next support group and So saddened to hear of the complications she encountered.
    There are many of us scattered about fighting this same battle and Hoping and Praying for a real cure or sustainable treatment. Early diagnosis is the first line of defense. We can remember Maria in a way, by raising awareness of the battle she was fighting. Information to increase knowledge and support is on our web site at .
    May you find comfort in the beautiful memories she has provided each of you.
    MaryAnn Kraft

  6. Dear Holger, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. When Maria and I met for lunch downtown, I remember her happy smile and wave as she approached me across First Federal Plaza. She always brightened my day. With sympathy, Arlene

  7. Dear Holger, Jess and Ange, I know that you filled Maria’s life with love and happiness. She was always smiling and proud when she spoke of her family. She holds a special place in my heart. God bless you all. Love Pat

  8. Dear Jess & Family,
    You have my deepest sympathy at the passing of your mom. May God provide you strength and comfort during this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Arlene Price

  9. Dear Paula and family,
    I wish I could be there to comfort you all with many wonderful memories that I shared with Maria before I moved to Califonia. It just goes to show you her life was remembered in all parts of the world.I can’t help but to remember Maria without smiling.
    My prayers will be with you all. God Bless
    Love, Sharon

  10. Dear Paula and Ron,
    I think you remember me. I am so sorry about Maria. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  11. Dear Paula, Ron, and Family: I am shocked and so very sad to hear of your loss. Hoping the good times and memories with Maria will bring you comfort and peace now, and in the difficult times ahead. May God keep you all in the palm of his hand and close to his heart. In deepest sympathy, Judy.

  12. Holger,
    I’m so shocked and saddened at the news of Maria’s passing. Maria was such an amazing person. She touched so many people and will always be remembered and missed. I will never forget all I learned from her over all the years of working so closely together. Maria loved and lived life and was never afraid to try or do anything…she was an inspiration to me. I will miss her very much. Please let me know if you need anything. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Holger, Angie, Jay and family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you. Maria was such a special person. Always smiling, always putting others first, always positive, and full of fun. I feel so blessed to have had Maria as one of my very closet friends for the last twelve years. I will cherish the memories of all the good times we had together. I will miss her everyday. Carol

  14. Holger, I appreciate you sharing with me of your loss – my prayers are with you. I can tell what a kindred spirit you had in Maria and see that she was a lovely person who shared the same zest for life that you do. May you feel comfort at this time and continue to enjoy life as she wanted you to, holding those sweet memories forever.

  15. Holger, JJ, and Angie-
    We are so very deeply saddened to hear of Maria’s all too sudden passing. Her smile would light up a room and her presence was so amazing. Our family reunions will not be the same without her. Our thoughts and prayers are focused on you all. Sue

  16. Holger, we are so sorry for your loss. Maria was such a wonderful person. We will miss her wonderful smile and quiet sense of humor. We so enjoyed all those years, bowling with you both. You and your family are in our payers.

  17. I am deeply saddened by Maria’s passing. We shared many good times during our childhood and later as adults. I am sure she will be caring for her loved ones from above. God bless you Maria.

  18. I am deeply saddened by the news of Maria’s passing. I so enjoyed the times we spent chatting and playing mandolin together. She was so brave and always so interested in how others were doing, downplaying her own trials. I will miss her greatly.

  19. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I worked with Maria at Lowe’s Macedon when the store first opened. She was a very dear friend to me. I will alway remember her smile and her laughing as we tried to learn the ropes of the new store together. I will never forget what a wonderful person she was and will always carry those memories of Maria in my heart. Lisa Venette (cashier Lowe’s)


  21. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a very special person. I really enjoyed the short time I knew her. I really enjoyed playing our mandolins together. We will really miss her talent and music. May God bless you all.

  22. I am so sorry to hear about my friend and co-worker Maria. She was such a great person
    and an outstanding listener. A person you could tell something in confidence and it would
    stay confidential. Always looked at the positive side of a problem. I always loved to hear about her vacations and her progress on a music instrument that she started playing a few years ago. I will truly miss my friend Maria.

    Randy Jackson

  23. I will miss my dear friend Maria. She was always such a positive person and a warm and helping person. A special person with such a wonderful way about her. Love to you and your wonderful family. Bonnie

  24. I will remember Maria as a person that was always willing to give of herself. She was so soft-spoken, but yet really exuded a happiness that assured you that she just simply enjoying life. She was always willing to step up to the plate and give of herself whenever she could–and we all know that was often. I am glad I got to know her, even though it was only for a few years. Holger, you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers as I reflect on how lucky we all were to have her for the short time that we did. She made this world a warmer place for all of us. She will forever be in our hearts.

  25. I’m so saddened by Maria’s passing. She was a wonderful person, extremely kind and full of spirit. It was my pleasure to know her and work with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you, her family and friends.

  26. Jess & Family,

    As one who lost my mom very recently, I sincerely share in your loss. Although the sadness is tremendous, I was reminded by an uncle that those who pass leave their undying spirit with their loved ones and friends. As I am still trying to do, I sincerely pray that you will find a little more comfort and peace as each day passes.

    May God bless each one of you during this time.

    Very Warm Regards,


  27. Jess & Nicole,

    We’re so very sorry to hear about your mom…….just don’t know what to say. I know she was a very, very important part of your and your family’s life.

    Please know that you are in our prayers.

    Love & Prayers,

    Tom & Linda

  28. Jess and your entire family. I was touched to learn of the passing of your mother and of her condtion. May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Warm regards, Rick

  29. Jess,
    Marianne & I were so profoundly saddened with the news of your mom’s passing. You are like my third son. We are glad that we had a chance to meet your mom last summer on your canal cruise. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Nic and your beautiful children.

  30. Jess,

    I was very sorry to hear of you mom’s passing. I will keep you and your sister in my prayers.
    Cathy Marchesano

  31. Jess, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. PLease know that you and your family will be in our prayers.

  32. Jess,
    Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and comfort you too during this very difficult time.

  33. Maria was a delightful and happy lady. Maria and Holger always brightened my day when I found them working together at a show.

  34. Maria, a sweeter lady I’ve ever known. It was one of my greatest pleasures to be your hairdresser for these past 13 years. You and Holger have become part of my ‘family’ and my heart is sad that we we have lost you way too soon. I will miss you Maria and I hope you know that I love you. I’ll still take good care of Holger for you, as far as my ability allows. Just think, you now have that full, wavy hair you always wished for. See you when it’s our turn. Love, Judy

  35. May it help in your time of sadness to know we are all thinking and praying for all of you and share your sorrow. With deepest sympathy, Deana

  36. My deepest condolences on the loss of Maria at such a young age. She and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  37. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family. The memories we shared wtih Maria were always filled with smiles and joy!

    You are all in our prayers.

    Tammy, Joe, Matt, Dan, and Megan.

  38. Our sympathies are with you during this difficult time. Remember the good times that you shared and may God Bless you and your family.

    Scott and Jodi Williams

  39. Our thoughts and prayers our with Maria’s family. I haven’t seen Maria since high school days and growing up in the neighborhood. I remember many a day of laughter and fun with her….God Bless Maria and pleasant journey.

  40. paula and ron

    sorry to here about maria i no i haven seen you guys in a long time i still remember the good times we had

    thoughts and prayers with you


  41. Time and distance have kept us separated in body but not in soul. I know that those fortunate enough to have known Maria in recent years will join us in prayer for peace with God in her final resting place. Now she may have everlasting joy as we fondly carry her in our memory.

  42. To Maria’s family- I am so sorry for your loss. Maria was a incredible person. You must know that you are all she ever spoke about. She was especially proud of her grandkids. I enjoyed our ghost stories and talks about her vast knowledge of Palmyra. I will always remember her riding her bike to work and the chats we used to have when she would stop by my desk. She was full of joy and compassion as well as always having that smile on her face. I feel blessed having known her. She was a very special women.

  43. We are all so very sad and share in the loss of Maria, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and relative, one of God’s beautiful children inside and out.

  44. We would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy to Maria’s family. There are no words to help ease the pain, but may you find comfort in knowing that friends are praying for you. Maria was truly a remarkable person, and she will be missed.

  45. We’ll miss Maria’s talking to her at shows and the smile she always had. I’ll miss those great hugs from her.

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