SCHMIEDER Mary Elizabeth (Betty) (nee Georgi), 93, of Wayne, NJ passed away on January, 9, 2017 peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Herbert for 64 years and mother of sons: Lawrence and his wife, Aileen, of Mesa, AZ; James of Oak Ridge, NJ; Mark and his wife, Karen, of Richmond, VA; Paul and his wife, Felina, of Oxford, NJ; and daughters: Jeanne of Butler, NJ and Patricia and husband, Chris, of Suwanee, GA. She was grandmother of nine grandchildren and great-grandmother of four great-grandchildren. In her high school years her family moved to Burlington, NC where she finished school including a degree from Sacred Heart College in Belmont, NC. Upon returning to NJ she became the assistant to the Dean of Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences where she met her husband, Herbert and married at Saint Joseph's Church, Paterson on June 28, 1952. She was a worldwide traveler visiting all seven continents. Betty had many interests, family and home being first. She was an avid reader and active gardener for both indoor and outside plantings. She enjoyed birdwatching, hiking, fishing, swimming, bicycling and cross-country skiing. Betty was also a competent needle crafter. Funeral arrangements are private. In her name donations may be made to Special Olympics or a charity of your choice.
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