Mary Elizabeth Kisselbrack Schlich, age 74, of Garrison, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at her residence. Born on Jan. 26, 1941, in Mount Vernon, New York, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Mettler) Kisselbrack.
Schlich devoted her life to caring for people. She was a registered nurse trained at St. Vincent’s Nursing School in New York; later she received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in special education from Ladycliff College. She cared for patients at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Miseracordia Hospital and Hudson Valley Hospital in Peekskill. She was also a school nurse teacher at Garrison Elementary School in Garrison and the executive director and RN at the Community Living Center in Mount Kisco until she retired in 1993. She was also a member of the Garrison Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and she enjoyed spending time with her husband and children, reading and playing mahjong with her friends. God rest her soul.
Survivors include her loving husband, Bill, of Garrison; two sisters, Alice (John) Garger of Farmington, Connecticut, and Ellen K. (Clifford) Pitts of Gainesville, Virginia; her five children, daughter Anne E. (Daniel) Knapp of Ghent, New York, daughter Susan S. (Mark) Lounsbury of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, son William J. (Dawn) Schlich Jr. of Massapequa, New York, daughter MaryEllen (Scott) Banker of Newburgh, and son Eric E. (Morgan) Schlich of Hopewell Junction. Schlich is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Frank, Ronald, Austin, Molly and Ednel; Meghan and Michael; Samantha and Billy; Scotty and Sarah; Dean and Elaina; along with one who is expected and nine nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 9, at Our Lady of Loretto Church, 24 Fair St. in Cold Spring. Interment will follow in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Putnam Valley. Friends may call at the Clinton Funeral Home, at the corner of Parrott and Pine streets (21 Parrott St.) in Cold Spring, on Wednesday, July 8, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.