Mary Lou Aepelbacher Obituary

Mary Lou  Aepelbacher
Mary Lou Aepelbacher

June 23, 1935 - June 19, 2015
Born in Buffalo, New York
Resided in Lancaster, NY
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June 19, 2015, age 79, beloved wife of the late Frederick Aepelbacher; loving mother of Karl (Danielle) and Lou Ann Aepelbacher; cherished grandmother of Ian, Aaron and Will; dear sister of Robert Allgeier. The family will be present to receive friends on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the Zurbrick-AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 5615 Broadway, Lancaster, where Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 10 AM. Friends invited. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lancaster Public Library, Harvest House or Canine Helpers for the Handicapped. Share condolences at
June 19, 1935 – June 23, 2015

Mary Louise Aepelbacher, a Depew native and librarian who loved reading and research, died Friday in a Lancaster nursing home. She was 79.

Mrs. Aepelbacher, known to friends as Mary Lou, worked as a medical librarian at the Buffalo Veterans Administration Medical Center in the 1950s after she earned her bachelor's degree in library science from Geneseo State College. She then worked in Cheektowaga schools, where she tried to read every book in the library so she could better help students.

Mrs. Aepelbacher worked at North Hill Elementary School for about a decade until the late 1960s, when she moved to Cheektowaga Central High School, where she retired in 1994.

Her husband, Frederick, a decorated Korean War veteran, died in 2003. They held season tickets to the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse games and played bridge and pinochle regularly with friends.

Mrs. Aepelbacher loved community activities. She was a member of the Arethusa Sorority at Geneseo. She regularly volunteered for the Lancaster library's annual book drive.

When she lived at Lancaster's Greenfield Health & Rehabilitation Center, she reorganized the library and was fond of recommending good books.

Mrs. Aepelbacher grew up a member of the Depew Methodist Church. As an adult raising a family she went to Cleveland Drive Presbyterian Church. In retirement she was a member of Lancaster Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a brother Robert Allgeier, a daughter Lou Ann; a son Karl; and three grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Amigone Funeral Home, 5615 Broadway, Lancaster.




Zurbrick Chapel
5615 Broadway
Lancaster, NY US 14086
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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Zurbrick Chapel
5615 Broadway
Lancaster, NY US 14086
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Lancaster Public Library
5466 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086
Harvest House
175 Jefferson Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14210
Lancaster Presbyterian Church
5461 Broadway
Lancaster, NY 14086