Mary Mulhern Trambley Schreiber, 84, died at The Washington Home in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21, 2011 after years of declining health.
She was a lifelong resident of Johnsonburg in her home on High Street. Born on the first day of spring, March 20, 1926, she was the eldest child of the late Judge J.L.Trambley and Lula (Mulhern) Trambley. She graduated from the Holy Rosary Grade School, the Johnsonburg High School on First Avenue, and the College of Saint Elizabeth’s in New Jersey, where she studied English. While in college, she enjoyed her time in New York City, as well as visiting her Aunt Alice (Mulhern) Robinson and Johnsonburg friends, like Mary Lou Knapp, who lived there.
After college, she returned to live in Johnsonburg with her family. She became the reader of poetry, weather, fashion and cooking programs on WKBI radio in St. Marys. In 1956, she married the late Edward “Red” Schreiber, also of Johnsonburg. After having three daughters, Mrs. Schreiber taught special education in the Johnsonburg School on First Avenue and earned a Masters in Speech Pathology from Clarion University. She enjoyed her career as a speech pathologist for the Intermediate Unit #9 in the Weedville and St. Marys area elementary schools for 25 years.
In her retirement, she traveled with her daughters and her good friend, the late Mary Eleanor Curley. She enjoyed her travels but was always glad to return home to rest. She felt a deep connection to her hometown and her wonderful neighbors. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Johnsonburg Women’s Club, American Association of University Women, Lady Elks, Pennsylvania Teachers’ Association, and a longtime member of the St. Marys Country Club. She was also a board member of CAPSEA (Citizens Against Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse), which assists victims of crime and abuse in the area.
She is survived by her brother, Major John Trambley of N.J., her sister, Mrs. Linda Levine of New York City, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Judith VanSlander Trambley of St. Marys. She is also survived by her three daughters, Lisa Schreiber of San Francisco, her husband Aabi Shapoorian and their children, Tanner, Cameron and Parisa; Sara Schreiber-Blitte of Washington, D.C., her husband Erik and her stepson Dakota; and Megan Schreiber Carter of Cabin John, Md., her husband Thomas and their daughter Vaulx. She is also survived by six nieces and nephews: Christian, Kathleen and Melissa Trambley, Karen and Eva Levine and John Schreiber.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Grace (Mulhern Furlong) Trambley, and her brother, Attorney Anthony Trambley of St. Marys.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Mulhern Trambley Schreiber will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church on Tuesday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. by Pastor David J. Wilson. Interment will follow at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in St. Marys.
Visitation will be held Monday, Jan. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Anthony Ferragine Funeral Home in Johnsonburg.