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Mary Skolburg (nee Otis), age 97, did little things. She did the simple things that challenge us all daily, and she did them all well. She worked hard, raised children, paid her bills, and worshipped God. Mary Louise Otis was born on September 18, 1917 to Lincoln Joseph Otis and his wife Eva Leona Otis (nee McFetridge) in Cleveland, Ohio. Educated in the parochial and public schools of Cleveland, Mary married the boy next door, Carl Arthur Milton Skolburg, on September 7, 1940. While Carl served in the US Navy during World War II, Mary worked making light bulbs at General Electric. After Carl returned home from the service, Mary and Carl had three daughters, Karla Jean (Jones), Susan Joan (Lopez), and Pamela Mary (Lammers / McCoy). With moves from Cleveland, to Utica, NY, and finally settling in Rochester (Greece), NY, Mary worked as a store manager at Speedy Cleaners in both the Ridgecrest Shopping Center and in the Ridgemont Shopping Center until well into her 80th decade. All during her children's growing up years; Mary was a devoted mother and craftsperson. She made many of her daughters' dresses, knitted sweaters and mittens, crocheted afghans, taught basket weaving to the Girl Scouts, maintained a vegetable garden, and taught her children the value of hard work, family loyalty, and perseverance. Mary was an avid bowler and a 60 year member of St. John the Evangelist Church. A most loving wife, Mary cared for her husband, Carl, until his death in 2005. God called his faithful servant, Mary, home on Friday, October 24, 2014. She will be very missed by her daughter, Karla and son-in-law, James Jones; and her daughter, Susan Lopez. Daughter, Pamela McCoy predeceased Mary in 2008. Mary is also survived by her grandchildren, Christopher (Rebecca) Jones, Erika Jones (Christopher) Robison, Amy Lammers (Michael) Horab, Nicholas Lopez, Robert McCoy, and Michael McCoy. She was also blessed with three great-grandchildren, Colin Robison, Ian Robison, and Lillian Robison. Mary's visitation will be held Monday, October 27th 5-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel where her Funeral Service will be celebrated Tuesday, October 28th at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. For more information and to sign Mary's online guestbook, visit www.MeesonFamily.com

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  1. I will cherish my memories of you in my heart always. Thanks for teaching me crochet, sharing your life experiences, and preparing the delicious large Christmas dinners so family could reconnect.

  2. I will cherish my memories of you in my heart always. Thanks for teaching me crochet, sharing your life experiences, and preparing the delicious large Christmas dinners so family could reconnect.

  3. Rest in Peace after your long, loving life. Your humor, strength and love of family will be remembered by so very many people.

  4. Rest in Peace after your long, loving life. Your humor, strength and love of family will be remembered by so very many people.

  5. You don’t know me, I have recently learned of the loss of your loved one, I extend my deepest sympathy to you. May Jehovah the ‘God of Comfort’ bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Your family is in my prayers. Sorry for your loss charliesibley@aol.com

  6. You don’t know me, I have recently learned of the loss of your loved one, I extend my deepest sympathy to you. May Jehovah the ‘God of Comfort’ bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3 & 4). Your family is in my prayers. Sorry for your loss charliesibley@aol.com

  7. I spent many hours in the house in Greece hanging out with Pamela and other friends while in High School. Mary was always the gracious ‘mom’ staying in her sewing room so that us kids could hang out in the kitchen. My wife Gail (Pasquale) and I am sorry to hear of this loss, and also of Pam’s loss in 2008.

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