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MaryAnn (Skrapits) Mengel

February 19, 1940 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 81)

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MaryAnn Mengel
(February 19, 1940– September 15, 2021)
MaryAnn (Skrapits) Mengel, 81, of Greenwood, IN, passed away in her sleep on September 15 in the Aspen Trace Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born February 19, 1940 in Stockertown, PA to Karl and Julianna (Filipovits) Skrapits. She married her high school sweetheart Ronald J. Mengel of Tatamy, PA on February 23, 1957

MaryAnn and Ron started a family in Nazareth, PA with the birth of daughter Donna and son Ronald, Jr. She worked at Binney & Smith in Easton, PA maker of Crayola Crayon Products. In 1968, they moved to Elmira, NY where daughter Michele was born. MaryAnn was a homemaker and worked a variety of part-time jobs including cake decorator at Bill Henry’s Patty Cake Bakery, rose packer at Elmira Floral Products, even a holiday organ player at Arnot Mall while working sales for the local music store. She was active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the newly established West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department where Ron was the first Fire Chief. The family later moved to Lake Ariel (now Jefferson Township), PA, where from Nov. through Jan. she, Ron and daughter Michele baked hundreds of dozens of cookies for friends and businesses they frequented. She retired from the JCPenney call center near Scranton, PA. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Elmira and St. Anthony and Rocco Parish in Dunmore, PA. Following 62 years of marriage and Ron’s death in 2019, MaryAnn moved to Greenwood, IN, where until recently she resided in assisted living and was quite the BINGO player.

She is survived by brothers Joseph (Carmen) Skrapits of Allentown, PA, Louis (Jeanette) Skrapits and Leo Skrapits of Nazareth, PA, and more than a dozen loved nieces and nephews.

She will be loved and missed by her surviving family: daughter Donna McGarrell (Ed) of Nineveh, IN, daughter Michele Dolecek (Eric) of Hamlin, PA, daughter-in-law Cathy (Jim) Thornton of Elmira, grandchildren Corey (Mandy) McGarrell, Erin (Brian) Hollingshead, Samantha Dolecek, Austin Devine, Kourtney Dolecek, Tiffany Dolecek, Alexis Mengel, and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved husband Ron, sons Ronald Jr. and infant Lawrence Karl, brother Chuck and his wife Rose Skrapits, and sister Rose and her husband Joseph Nemeth.

A family service will be held at a future date in Elmira, NY where MaryAnn will be buried at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in MaryAnn’s name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105    

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