Marjorie Sharpe Schreier faithfully passed into the kingdom of heaven on February 19, 2021 following a long battle with kidney disease and renal failure.
Marjorie was born on April 17, 1934 to Lynn and Grace (Money) Sharpe and was the first born of two daughters. She was baptized in Christ Church (Episcopal) at the age of 4 and has been a lifelong member for over 82 years. She was very proud of her 13 years of perfect attendance in Sunday School and has the pins to prove it. As the Matriarch of the church she served in many capacities including the Alter Guild, the Episcopal Church Women, the Vestry and was involved in all types of fund raising, most notably the making and selling of peanut brittle.
She graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Broome Community College.
She married Paul John Schreier on September 12, 1954. They were married for 53 years before his passing in 2007. They raised four children in Walton, the community they loved.
In 1973 Marjorie became the Executive Director for the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Delaware County. After 11 years she was promoted to Executive Director in Broome County and Area Supervisor of nine surrounding counties including Delaware. She retired after 23 years of service to the agency.
Her giving spirit was also evident in the many years she served as chairperson of the Fresh Air Fund for Delaware County. She recruited volunteers and host families to assure that all children coming to the country enjoyed their week or two in the summer.
She was a people person, gathering and collecting friends and family along life’s journey. Some related by blood and others related by love. If you were within her life’s circle you were family. She loved big gatherings and would make a holiday out of any event just to have a get together. Having lived her whole life in Walton (and sometimes Winterhaven, Florida) meant that parties could get quite large and always included food, drinks and games. Lots of campfires by the lake with hot dogs and cocoa, sled riding, ice skating, making of ice cream, or cider and just plain loving the outdoors. She instilled her own values in her children and grandchildren teaching everyone the importance of faith, love and kindness. The outpouring of love from those she touched has been a true tribute to a life well lived.
She is survived by her Children; Lynda Hitt (Walton), Nancy Pierce (Walton), Matthew Schreier (Winterhaven Florida), and Carol Decker (Walton), Son in laws; Victor Hitt, Steve Pierce, and Elmer Decker, Grandchildren; Christopher and Anna (Bair) Hitt, Jonston and Dawn (Carr) Hitt, Michelle (Pierce)and Paulie Sommers, Kyle Pierce, Shannon Scheier, Gretchen Decker, Heidi Decker, Ashleigh Murphy and Great Grandchildren; Blake, Wade, Alec, Avery, Jaxon, Huxley, Desiree, Teahgan, and Paige Hitt, Amelia, Justin, Ryan and Carolea Sommers, Morgan Swartout, Dylan Mondore. Knox and Ryatt Taylor, also a special niece Sandra Reiman.
Marjorie was pre-deceased by her parents, husband Paul Schreier and daughter-in-law Lori Schreier.
The celebration of life service will be Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. for family and invited participants to conform to Covid-19 restrictions. It will be live streamed for those wishing to watch through You-Tube under Christ Church Walton and the Christ Church website.
Since the longevity of the church was of great importance to her, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Christ Church, 41 Gardiner Place, Walton, NY 13856.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Courtney Funeral Home, Walton. To leave a message of peace and comfort for Marjorie’s family, please visit her online tribute at www.courtneyfh.com