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Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home

177 Route 59, Suffern, NY

OBITUARY

Mary Augsbach

July 16, 1929January 30, 2020
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Mary Madeline Augsbach of Airmont, NY passed away on January 30, 2020 at the age of 90. Mary was born to Garnett Q. and Madeline (Burton) Schell on July 16, 1929 in Trenton, NJ. She met her beloved husband, Richard Augsbach, Sr. in 1945, on a night out with friends and were married on August 22, 1953 at St. Andrews Church in Westwood, NJ. Richard and Mary were married for 65 years before his passing on January 20, 2018.

Mary graduated with a BA in Education from Trenton State Teachers College and earned her Masters in Reading Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She began her career teaching in the Westwood Regional School District and ended her 40-year tenure at Richard P. Connor Elementary as a reading specialist. She was a long-time Met fan and loved vacationing in Ocean Beach with her family. She had a passion for reading, knitting, investing, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was an active member of the Suffern Women’s Club and the Red Hat Society.

Mary is survived by her cherished children Deborah Kolakowski and her husband David; Rick Augsbach, Jr.; Bethanne Augsbach Lamma and her husband Mike; Laura Augsbach-Thompson and her husband Ed; her grandchildren whom she adored, Logan, Whitney, Greg, Mel, Hannah and Madeline; sister Joan Mount, brother-in-law Steven Frantz, sister-in-law Gerry Augsbach; cousin Dolores Lamoureux; and several nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her much-loved husband Richard Augsbach, Sr., sister Ellen Frantz, and brother-in-laws Otto Augsbach and Bert Mount.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59, Suffern, NY. Funeral Service will be celebrated 10 AM on Saturday, February 8th at the Church of the Presentation, Upper Saddle River, NJ with burial to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at Act.alz.org in memory of Mary Augsbach.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, February 7, 2020
  • Burial Following Funeral Mass Saturday, February 8, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Funeral Mass

Memories

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Meg Mikula

February 10, 2020

Dear Deb and Family, Please accept my sincere condolences. I pray that your family will find comfort in fond memories of your mom. My best, Meg

Shirley Gorospe

February 7, 2020

Dear Deb,

Words are not enough to say I'm sorry. It is difficult losing someone you dearly loved. May your Mom rest in peace. She is in a better place now. Condolence to you and your Family. You didn't really lose her, she just faded away. Her memories will linger on forever.

As always,
Shirley

Janice & Mike Aeppli

February 6, 2020

Mike and Bethanne,

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sending hugs during this very difficult time. God Bless,
Janice & Mike Aeppli

Tammy Moore

February 5, 2020

"Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal." I pray for peace and comfort for you and your family through this dark hour. May she indeed rest in peace!!

T.Moore

Betsy Rhodes

February 4, 2020

Dear Bethanne & Mike, and the entire Augsbach family,
May your cherished memories comfort you in this time of loss and grief. May Mary rest in power, love and the light of the Lord.
Sincerely,
Betsy Rhodes
AFSP-NC Chapter

Michael Connor

February 4, 2020

Mary was a very kind lady. I remember her well. She loved her job and the students she was taking care of. I will miss her. May She RIP. Love, Michael Connor, Suffern, New York

Debra Halstead

February 4, 2020

Cypress Road Elementary School and Mary Augsbach are two names that will live forever in my memory. Mrs. Augsbach is one of the teachers in my life that inspired me to pursue education as a career. Thank you for your service and dedication to a job that is tougher than people know. My mother and I were just talking about Mrs. Augsbach last week, remembering how well she dealt with all students. You will be missed.

Lenora Holloway

February 4, 2020

Deb and Family,

I am sorry for your loss. I am wishing you and your family peace and comfort. God Bless you.

Celine Gogoua

February 3, 2020

Dear Deb and Family,

Sending warm prayers and love your way during this difficult time. May your sorrow turns into peace, loving memories of hers. May she rest in peace.

dolores elliott

February 3, 2020

Deb and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you, find comfort in the happy memories. May you find peace with every passing day.
Respectfully,
Dolores

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