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Marie Z. Strobel, retired assistant bank manager
March 24, 1924 -- Nov. 16, 2007

Marie Z. Strobel, a retired assistant bank manager and active Meals on Wheels volunteer, died Friday in the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Cheektowaga, after a brief illness. She was 83.

Born Marie Ziegler in Buffalo, she graduated from East High School and began a career in banking that would span more than 44 years. She married Otto R. Strobel in 1952, and they raised three children together in Williamsville.

Mr. Strobel, former president of Village Foreign Cars, died in 1985. Mrs. Strobel retired the next year as assistant branch manager at the former Liberty National Bank in Central Park Plaza.

She volunteered with Meals on Wheels for more than 20 years, and was active delivering meals as recently as a few months ago. She also was active in SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Williamsville, where she served as Eucharistic minister, took Communion to homebound parishioners, and helped count Sunday collections. She was a member of the parish's St. Ann Sodality and used her crocheting talents to make prayer shawls with a local group of volunteers.

Mrs. Strobel also was a member of the ladies auxiliary of the Francis J. Donovan Post 1626, American Legion, for which her husband served as commander. She also was active in the Knob Hill Seniors.

Survivors include a son, Peter; two daughters, Suzanne Haumesser and Kathryn Bernfeld; and a brother, William Ziegler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:45 a.m. today in SS. Peter & Paul Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville, with prayers at 10:15 in Beach Tuyn Funeral Home, 5541 Main St., Williamsville.


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