Mary Biehn Schwer, 91, of Quakertown passed away May 12, 2021 in her home. She was the wife of 59 years of the late Dr. William E. Schwer. Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of the late Hobart G. and Sarah Neil Biehn. In high school, Mary played tennis, acted in plays and was valedictorian of her class. A graduate of Temple University, she became an English teacher and reading specialist until retiring to raise her family. Mary was a devoted member of the church throughout her life, serving wholeheartedly in many capacities. A member of the Quakertown United Methodist Church, she had been the church organist and a Sunday School teacher. Mary was a woman of many talents. She was an engaging storyteller and excellent writer, and master of the crossword puzzle. Playing the piano for the enjoyment of others and cheering for the Phillies brought her joy. Mary will be greatly missed by daughters Holly Schwer of Quakertown and Dr. Sally Schwer Canning of Oak Park, Illinois, and by her granddaughter Maddie Canning, sister Kathryn Landis, dear cousin Linda Bleam, dear friend Anarg Z. Frangos Sr. and many other wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her son-in-law Michael Canning. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date this summer. Arrangements are in the care of the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) Quakertown, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the church or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, P.O. Box 5014 Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.
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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
P. O. Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741-5014