Mary Schult

Obituary of Mary J Schult

Mary J. Schult, 96, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2021.

Born in Hoboken, Mary was the daughter of William and Gertrude Scheideler. She married Harry W. Schult in 1952 after he romanced her in a canoe on the Hudson River. Together they raised two daughters in Jersey City. After Harry's passing in 2005, Mary moved to Cedar Crest Village, a life she often referred to as living on a cruise ship. She treasured the friendships she made with her "dinner crew" and her Thursday night "Pinochle group".  Mary will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who had a deep appreciation for her Dutch heritage and a fondness for tulips. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Patricia Downs and her husband Tom, and Susan Airel and her husband Bob; her grandchildren, Colleen Hamersma, Jessica Airel and Tara Hauenstein; and her great grandchildren, Thomas Hamersma, Liam Hamersma, Connor Hamersma and Leon Hauenstein. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Harry; her grandson, Connor Downs; and her sisters, Gertrude Ferry and Dorothy Meyer.

Visiting hours will be held from 10 am to 12 pm on Monday, November 29 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home, Pompton Plains. A funeral service will conclude the visitation at 12 pm. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview.

To honor Mary's spirit, the family asks that you reach out to someone in need or pass on a random act of kindness. You never know the impact you can have on someone's day.