O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222
john@orourke-orourke.com

Marie B. Schwab

Mrs. Marie B. Schwab, 90, of Dunkirk, NY, formerly of Salamanca, NY died early Tuesday morning, September 15, 2020 at the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Dunkirk, NY following a long illness.

Born April 19, 1930 in Salamanca, NY, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Blanche Kenyon Jepson.

Marie had been employed as a bartender at the BPO Elks Lodge 491 in Olean, NY as well as the BPO Elks Lodge, Salamanca, NY. Previously, she had been employed at the former Brown’s Boot Shop, Salamanca, NY and the former Barn Restaurant and Harness Shop Restaurant, both of Ellicottville, NY.

She was a member of the United Congregational Methodist Church, the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars John F. Ahrens Post 5296, the BPO Elks Lodge 491, and the Hughes-Skiba Post 535.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, and visiting the casino.

Surviving are: two daughters, Paulette (Marvin) Huyck, Silver Creek, NY, Judy Thrasher, Gowanda, NY; two sons, Kris (Nina) Schwab, Pensacola, FL, Stuart (Sheila) Schwab, Kill Buck, NY; 7 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 4 great great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a son, Lew G. Schwab, three sisters, Sybil Kyler, Ruth Jepson, Shirley Popoff, a brother, Clarence Jepson, and dear friend and companion Bob Johnson.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation.

Private graveside services were held in Crawford Cemetery, Salamanca, NY with Rev. Michael Lonto of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY. A celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family and will be announced.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.