Marie A. (Sakowicz) Schap

Born: Thu., Dec. 9, 1915
Died: Thu., Jan. 3, 2013


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 06, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 06, 2013
Location: Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Mass

9:00 AM Mon., Jan. 07, 2013
Location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

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Marie Sakowicz Schap, long time resident of Bowleys Quarters, passed away at Bel Air Health & Rehabilitation on January 3, 2013. She was 97 years old. She was born in Baltimore, the daughter of the late Antoni and Josephine Rawinisz Sakowicz.

Marie worked for the Glenn L. Martin Company during the Second World War, as a 11Rosie the Riveter", and was the first woman there to donate blood to the American Red Cross for the war effort. She continued there until1962 when she started her second career as a volunteer for her church and community.

She was a volunteer worker at the old City Hospital in Baltimore, also at the Well Baby Clinic in Middle River, and the Eastern Interfaith Outreach in Essex. Marie was an avid quilter, seamstress and rosary maker. Her proudest moment was being kissed on the forehead by Mother Theresa of Calcutta for her contributions to the Missionaries of Charity.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Stanley Schap.

Marie is survived by her three children James Schap and wife Marijo of Baltimore, Kathleen Gowl and husband Richard of Drumore, PA and Victoria Schab and husband Theodore of Havre de Grace. She is also survived by seven granddaughters, ten great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons.

A viewing will be held on Sunday January 6, 2013 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm at Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A. 1407 Old Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 1706 Old Eastern Ave. Essex, MD at 9 am Monday January 7, 2013 with internment following at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Dundalk.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Education Fund.

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Barbara Baker Myers
   Posted Sun January 06, 2013
To Mrs Sandy and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother Mrs. Schap. She was such a joy to be around and I have so many wonderful memories of her when Sandy and I would spend long weekends down the shore. Many times we had to call for her help to help pull me out of the water. Oh my God, she would pull my arms while Sandy would push from the bottom. We would all be laughing our butts off just trying to get me out. She never got mad and she had a wondergpful laugh. She always got a kick out of us jumping off the pier and then screaming our heads off when we would start sinking in the mud. I was Blessed to have known her and I know she will surely be missed by all those who knew her. Till we meet again, May she Rest in Peace for Eternity!

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