Sister Mary Schmidling
Sister Mary Schmidling
Sister Mary Schmidling, a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, died May 17 in Our Lady of Peace Residence, Scranton, Pa. She was 75.

Born in Morristown, she entered the Immaculate Heart of Mary congregation Sept. 1, 1968; made her temporary profession of vows June 20, 1970, and her final profession of vows Aug. 28, 1973.

Sister Mary taught in schools in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, including Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank, in the Diocese of Trenton, from 2002 to 2015.

She also served as a resettlement volunteer at Catholic Social Services in Scranton from 2016 to 2017, and on the support staff at the IHM Center, also in Scranton from 2016 to 2018.

Sister Mary received a bachelor of arts degree in social science/secondary education and a master of arts degree in counselor education from Marywood College, Scranton.

She is survived by two brothers and their spouses, as well as nieces and nephews and the members of the IHM Congregation. 

Due to the restrictions related to the coronavirus, there will be a private graveside service only. Interment will be at St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to support the retired IHM Sisters, c/o the IHM Sisters Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, Pa., 18509.