Mary R. Schlagel


Mary R. (Williams) Schlagel, a lifetime resident of Warwick, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at Good Samaritan Hospital on October 18, 2023. She was 75 years old.


Born on October 9, 1948, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Nebel) Williams.


Mary was a parishioner of St. Stephen RC Church and taught CCD at St. Stanislaus Church in Pine Island. She served as vice president of the Amity Fire Company Ladies’ Auxiliary. And she was a member of the Pine Island Seniors where she enjoyed meeting with friends and going on trips.


A family statement reads, “Known as Aunt Mary to a generation of children and Momma Mary to many others, including Jacqueline Clark and Steven Ball, Mary had a great love for family, friends and her Catholic faith which she demonstrated daily.”


Mary is survived by her loving husband Walter “Wally” Schlagel at home; twin sister Elizabeth “Liz” Van Etten and her husband Ken and their daughters Amy Van Etten and Amanda Pink and her husband Ryan, all of Warwick; great nieces and nephew, Keira, Cailin, and William to whom she loved being a “Bonus Grandmother”; and numerous other nieces, nephews, and cousins. 


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Stephen RC Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick.

 To view the Funeral Mass live online at the scheduled time, use this link:Schlagel Mary Funeral 10.25.2023


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mary’s memory to Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852. To view the Funeral Mass live online at the scheduled time, use this link:

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My deepest condolences to everyone in the entire Schlegel-Van Etten family. Mary was a beautiful lady and I know she is walking “hand in hand” with the Lord.
Joan Gottschalk
Dear Wally and Family, Please accept my sympathy for the loss of your wife, Mary. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Sincerely, Gwenn
Gwenn Pirovitz
I was so sorry to read of Mary's passing. Words at times are so inadequate. Please extend my condolences to Liz, Wally and the rest of the family. Rose Smith
Rose T Smith
Amy, Jeanne and I offer prayers and condolences to you at the loss of Aunt Mary. We know how much you enjoyed your family
Anthony Lampazzi
Wally, Jeanne and I offer our condolences and to you and your family on Mary's passing.
Tony Lampazzi
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