Mary E. Mesharer

Jan. 6, 2013

Mary Nauss Mesharer, 92, of Dallas and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Sunday.

Born Oct. 27, 1920, in Plymouth, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Catherine Molyneux Nauss.

Mary was a 1938 graduate of Elmer L. Meyers High School. During World War II, Mary worked for the Federal Works Agency, Signal Corps in Philadelphia.

On St. Patrick's Day of 1943, Mary was married to the love of her life, Howard (Happ) Mesharer. She later worked for her brother, Dr. Thomas Nauss, as a medical billing specialist at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons for 19 years.

Mary was a longtime member of the Church of St. Aloysius and its Altar and Rosary Society and choir. She was a recent member of the Church of Gate of Heaven and its Altar and Rosary Society in Dallas.

Her husband of 62 years, Howard, died in 2005. A sister, Claire Nauss Stock, and brother Joseph Nauss also preceded her in death.

A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, Mary will be greatly missed by her children, Mary Jane and her husband, David Savakinas, of Gap; Judith Ann and her husband, Edward Coach, of Shavertown; Michael and his wife, Pamela Mesharer, of Pickerington, Ohio, and Eileen Marie Mesharer of Dallas; grandchildren, Vicki and her husband, Edward Aldred; David Ryan Savakinas; Jennifer and her husband, D.J. Yarnell; Edward Coach Jr.; Tara and her husband, Bill Barnhart; Mark and his wife, Jaimie Coach; Vincent Mesharer and Howard Mesharer; great-grandchildren, Caleigh and Carli Barnhart; twins, Katherine and McKenzie Yarnell, and Jack Allison; sister Kathleen and her husband, James Burke, of Moorestown, N.J.; brother Dr. Thomas and his wife, Mary Nauss, of Dallas; nieces, nephews and others who knew and loved her.

Celebration of Mary's life will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Aloysius. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township.

Visitation will be at McLaughlin's on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

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Published in Times Leader on Jan. 8, 2013