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Margaret M. Schomers, retired medical technician

Sept. 8, 1928 – March 10, 2016

Margaret M. “Marge” Schomers, of Lockport, a retired medical technician, died Thursday in Eastern Niagara Hospital. She was 87.

Born Margaret Lardner in Lockport, she earned a bachelor’s degree as a clinical pathology technician from the University of Buffalo. She started her medical career at Lockport Memorial Hospital and retired in 1991 from Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst.

Mrs. Schomers was the longtime director of the Lockport Duplicate Bridge Club in the Dale Association headquarters in Lockport and was a Silver Life Master bridge player. She also volunteered her services as a tax preparer at the Dale Association and served as a board member and treasurer for the Kenan Arts Council.

For her volunteer work, she was awarded the Dale Association’s Duncan Nixon Memorial Award and the Kenan Center Volunteer Recognition Award.

She also enjoyed traveling in Europe with her husband of 42 years, William J. Schomers, an independent insurance agent, who died in 2003.

Survivors include a son, Mark W.; two daughters, Patricia Russell and Diane Marie Taillon; a sister, Shirley Murdock; two brothers, Vincent Lardner and Martin Lardner; and five grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport.

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