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MARCH 5, 1911 -- APRIL 28, 2005

A Mass of Christian Burial for Josephine Schneider will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, 950 Losson Road, Cheektowaga.

Interment will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Cheektowaga.

Mrs. Schneider died Thursday in the Erie County Home after a long illness. She was 94.

The former Josephine Skurzewski was born and raised in Buffalo. She married Matthew Schneider in 1929 and was a housewife. Her husband died in 1963.

Over the years, Mrs. Schneider cared for her mother and other elderly people in the Ruhland Avenue neighborhood. She enjoyed baking, crocheting and baby sitting.

Mrs. Schneider is survived by two daughters, Josephine Wszalek of Depew and Leona Sobota of Charlotte, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.