The Daily Item
PILLOW — Anne-Marie Schwab-Vogeney, 73, of Pillow, passed away on Dec. 20, 2012.
She was born Jan. 25, 1939, a daughter of the late Chris and Alvina (Thias) Schwab, who were both German born. She was born in Kentucky, lived in Illinois, Indiana, the city of New York and the town of Campbell Hall, near West Point in New York.
A scholar, Anne-Marie studied at Hunter High School and Hunter College in New York City, spoke French, Italian and German and knew the flowers and herbs by their Latin names.
She did forgo a promising career in the medical field to marry and raise a family.
As a volunteer member of the American Red Cross, Anne-Marie visited veterans’ hospitals as a teenager. Anne-Marie was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Elizabethville. She was instrumental in many area agencies regarding the human services. She helped with the startup of Goodwill Industries, Head Start, Meals on Wheels and Planned Parenthood in Elizabethville.
Anne-Marie greeted and befriended people in the English and in the new Amish communities, being established in the early 1970s, who were seeking help with their health and welfare.
She was a staunch community advocate, writing grants, and had served on the Tri-County Commission for Community Action. She was a former director at the Bethesda Mission in Harrisburg.
Anne-Marie leaves her family, husband, John; son, William and his wife, Carol, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Susan Vogeney-Fulginiti, of Dillsburg; brother, Walter and his wife, Jael, of Austin, Texas; and a grandson, Matthew Ryan Vogeney, of Colorado Springs.
The Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes Inc., Elizabethville, handled the private arrangements.
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