OBITUARY

Mary Jo Maerz

August 20, 1930March 11, 2018
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On March 11, 2018, Mary Jo Maerz (nee Gummer); beloved wife of John J. Maerz, Sr. for 66 years; devoted mother of John J, Jr. and his wife Wendy, Barbara Anne Maerz, Robert F. Maerz and his wife Jeanne, and the late Michael G. Maerz and his surviving wife Cheryl; cherished grandmother of Kelly Anne Pattison and her husband Chris, John J., III and his wife Mandy, Michael J., and Matthew J. Maerz; dear great-grandmother of Brady and Brycen Maerz; loving sister of Alice Conklin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, on Wednesday and Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 am at St. Marks Catholic Church, Fallston, MD. Interment Bel Air Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to St. Marks Church, 812 Reckord Road Fallston, MD 21047. Online condolences may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • Alice Gummer, Mother
  • Alphonse Gummer, Father
  • John J. Maerz, Sr., Husband
  • John J. Maerz, Jr., Son
  • Wendy Maerz, Daughter-in-law
  • Barbara Anne Maerz, Daughter
  • Robert F. Maerz, Son
  • Jeanne Maerz, Daughter-in-law
  • Michael G. Maerz, Son
  • Cheryl Maerz, Daughter-in-law
  • Alice Conklin, Sister
  • Kelly Anne Pattison, Granddaughter
  • Chris Pattison, Grandson-in-law
  • John J. Maerz, III, Grandson
  • Mandy Maerz, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Michael J. Maerz, Grandson
  • Matthew J. Maerz, Grandson
  • Brady Maerz, Great Grandson
  • Brycen Maerz, Great Grandson
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • St. Mark Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, March 15, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, March 16, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, March 16, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mary Jo Maerz

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George Maerz

March 16, 2018

Dear Cousin John and family,

I'm very sorry to hear of Mary Jo's passing. Joan and I were travelling when word caught up with us. Mary Jo was always such an upbeat, happy person. My memories of her go way back to family gatherings at Brendan Avenue in the 50s and 60s, when everyone got together for Sunday dinner. The grown-ups would talk about grown-up stuff while the kids played outside or watched TV. I can see from the video that you and Mary Jo kept up that tradition, surrounding yourselves with family and friends. I know they will be a comfort to you now.

Love, cousin George and Joan and family

Deb Bedard

March 16, 2018

Dear John and Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Mary Jo always had a friendly smile and a warm greeting for everyone she came in contact with. Her dedication to our volunteer program was a true reflection of her giving nature. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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Carrie Wright

March 15, 2018

Ms. Mary was such a special and beautiful woman. I have alot of sweet and fond memories of her. She had the kindest heart. She was giving, loving and just an all around good person. I'm grateful that I had the pleasure of knowing her and that my family could meet her too. She will always be alive in my heart. Praying hard for the entire family and please know we are here if you need anything.

Jerry Maerz

March 14, 2018

Dear John, Jack, and family;

I was taken aback when Mary called me, she had spoken with Barbara. It has been so long, a lot of time and miles amongst us.
I can well remember Mary Jo's voice, laugh, and positive manner. I share in your loss.
I think, maybe, I last spoke to Mary Jo at Suzanne's wedding.
I wish you the best possible through this difficult and trying time. Mary Jo will always be in my prayers, as she and family have always been.
In Condolence, Cousin Jerry.......................................

David Fitzgerald

March 13, 2018

Dear John and family
We would like to share our love and condolences with all of you during this most difficult time. I will always have fond memories of Mary Jo’s smile and gentleness during our various visits with your family and at the Chesapeake Bay despite all the kid craziness. God bless all of you and may she rest in peace.
David Fitzgerald and family

Joanna Thalheimer

March 13, 2018

Dear John and family,
So very saddened about the passing of your dear wife and Mother.
I am sitting here reflecting on all the wonderful memories that have been shared over many years.
Your boys and my sons were quite a " bunch." Even Barbara was involved when all the guys would allow it.
I remember many trips to your house at the " bottom of the court" and was always warmly welcomed.
Thank You God for our thoughts, memories and love that was shared between our families.
RIP, Mary.

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Biography

On March 11, 2018, Mary Jo Maerz (nee Gummer); beloved wife of John J. Maerz, Sr. for 66 years; devoted mother of John J, Jr. and his wife Wendy, Barbara Anne Maerz, Robert F. Maerz and his wife Jeanne, and the late Michael G. Maerz and his surviving wife Cheryl; cherished grandmother of Kelly Anne Pattison and her husband Chris, John J., III and his wife Mandy, Michael J., and Matthew J. Maerz; dear great-grandmother of Brady and Brycen Maerz; loving sister of Alice Conklin. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home, 610 W. MacPhail Road, Bel Air, on Wednesday and Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 am at St. Marks Catholic Church, Fallston, MD. Interment Bel Air Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to St. Marks Church, 812 Reckord Road Fallston, MD 21047. Online condolences may be left at www.schimunekfuneralhomes.com