Mary  Dubiel
Mary Louise (Schulz) Dubiel, 85, passed away on Wednesday (Sept. 18, 2019), in Bradenton, Fla., suddenly and unexpectedly of a hemorrhagic stroke.
She had been in fine health until her catastrophic illness, but her three children were able to travel to her bedside to express their love and say goodbye before she passed away.
Mary Lou was born in Utica, N.Y., on Feb 17, 1934. She had one older brother, William, a paratrooper who was killed in World War II.
Her father was an optometrist in Utica. Her parents were also frequent visitors and later residents of Bradenton, where she and her husband Norm settled permanently in 2016.
Mary Lou graduated SUNY Potsdam as a teacher in 1952 while her beloved Norman served in the Navy. After marriage they moved to Cortland, N.Y., and Gambier Ohio. In 1963 the family moved to Kirksville, Mo., so Norman could train as a physician at the osteopathic college. After an internship in Grand Rapids, Mich., the family settled in Grove City, where Norman settled into practice as a general practitioner and Mary Lou was the glue that held it all together for more than 20 years.
She loved hosting and entertaining family and friends and taught cooking classes at her Cook Nook and Collage Kitchen shops in Grove City for many years.
In 1991 they left Grove City in a motor home and toured the country while Norman worked as a Locum Tenens doctor at practices and emergency departments in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Idaho. They eventually settled and built a home in Kellogg, Idaho, where they lived for the next 20 years, spending winters in Florida and summers in Idaho.
Mary Lou was a woman of faith and a lifelong devoted member of the Episcopal Church. She treasured her loving friends at the Church of the Annunciation and Holy Trinity.
Mary Lou is survived by: her three children, son, Dr. William and wife, Kalista, of Spokane, Wash., son, Michael and wife, Kami, of Mercer, and daughter, Susan Brady of Bradenton; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She loved her extended family and her Gazda family very much.
In the words of her granddaughter: "She was a kind, loving woman with a big heart who loved everyone."
Her beloved husband and life partner of 63 years, Norman, passed away the prior year in August of a long illness.
We are comforted to know they are together again. We are thankful for and blessed by her loving care over her lifetime. Mary Lou will be greatly missed by her family and friends around the country and overseas.
Published on September 23, 2019


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3 posts

Annette and Duncan
Sep 24, 2019
Beautiful right she must have been a beautiful person. Sorry I never got to meet her, I know you loved her. The only good part of dying is that there is no more pain or sadness. After losing the love of her life, having to cope with your next best friend,fur baby....I guess she just had enough sorrow and chose to join them both. No pain, just joy..remember Sue..she will be watching over will never be alone..may she RIP...
Diana Jones
Sep 24, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Tammy OConner
Sep 24, 2019
Sue my prayers go out to you and your family. May God's love comfort you in the days ahead.