A funeral Mass of Celebration will be held on Thursday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Dominic Church, for Mary Jean Schuler, 86, who went to be with Jesus on Monday, March 11, 2019.
Mrs. Schuler was born October 24, 1932 in Youngstown, a daughter of Mary K. O’Dea Wierman and Paul H. Wierman.
She lived most of her life in the Youngstown area except for a few years in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Island, and then her last years, since October 2015, in Cottage Grove, Minnesota, where she moved near her youngest daughter.
She was a 1950 graduate of Rayen High School and attended Youngstown College, School of Business.
She married Stephen J. Schuler on July 18, 1953 (deceased, November 26, 2010).
Before moving to Minnesota, Mrs. Schuler was an active member of St. Dominic Church serving in its Gallery Choir, the Legion of Mary and the Adoration program and was an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, visiting the homebound. She was a charter member, Coordinator and Adorer of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Youngstown.
She had also been a member of the Stambaugh Chorus of Youngstown.
Before that, she was a former member of St. Luke Church and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and their choirs.
Besides many other organizations, she had been an active member of the Arion Chorus, the Youngstown Symphony Chorus and served as Chairman of its Fundraising Committee. She was also on the Finance Fund Raising Committee at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon.
She leaves behind her wonderful, beloved family: five children, Susanne M. (Louis) Kacsandi of Cortland, Ohio, Stephen M. (Carmen) Schuler of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Mary Beth Mavis of Delaware, Ohio, Donald J. (Barbara) Schuler of Struthers, Ohio and Carol J. (Stevin) George, Cottage Grove, Minnesota and her treasures: 26 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two devoted cats, Louie and Baby and one bun in the oven! She has also left behind many wonderful nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen J. Schuler; her parents and her sister, Irene C. Ferarra.
Friends and family may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdsay, April 24, 2019 at Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market Street Boardman.
The Mass, celebrating her life will be Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Dominic Church.
The Burial will be at Green Haven Cemetery.
Arrangements handled by Fox Funeral Home.
A television tribute will air Friday, March 29 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.