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Mary Lauffer

Mary Wieland Lauffer

September 10, 1918 - January 14, 2020
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Mary Wieland Lauffer, 101, a 20-year year resident of Heritage Harbour in Annapolis, MD and previously of Philadelphia, PA, died on January 14, 2020, at her home following a short illness. Born September 10, 1918, in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Frederick and Anna Gatz Wieland, she graduated from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) with a bachelor of science degree and from the University of Pennsylvania with a master of science degree in Education. Mary was employed as a teacher and coach in various Pennsylvania schools. She enjoyed genealogy and athletics. Mary was an alternate for the U.S. National Field Hockey Team in 1940 and was a three-time golf champion at the National Senior Games. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, William D. Lauffer, Sr., and a brother, Frederick Wieland. Mary is survived by two children, William D. Lauffer, Jr. of Chester, MD and Mary Louise Lauffer-Butler of Lewes, DE; two grandchildren, Paul Lauffer of North Port, FL and Karen Lauffer of Littleton, CO; and two great-grandchildren. All services are private. An online guestbook is available by visiting the Memory Wall link on this page.
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Gail Hershey

Posted at 10:28pm
Mary was a loving and caring woman. I remember when I first moved into our Broad Creek Condo, it was Mary who came to me with her friendly manner and introduced me to our many neighbors. She certainly was an inspiration to all of us and I will miss seeing her smiling face. Peace be with you dear Mary.
Gail Hershey
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Sally Martinich

Posted at 01:00pm
Thank you Mary for sharing your incredible vigor of life with all your friends, residents or golfing partners. You have been an inspiration to all. Let us all live life as Mary did. We will miss you but can never forget you.

Sally Martinich
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Yvonne Giles

Posted at 09:40pm
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear, Mary.
I was a resident of Heritage Harbour for over 25 years and for many years enjoyed playing golf with Mary on our little par 3 golf course. She was delightful each time I saw her and enjoyed her company so much.
My husband, Bill, and I often saw Mary and Bill at the Double T Diner and it was always a pleasure to chat with them.
She was such an asset to the community, and I loved her dearly.
Yvonne Giles
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Pat MacDonald

Posted at 09:06am
Mary taught many of us to play Mahjong. We played for years with her and enjoyed every game as she won many of them. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend to many of us and I dearly loved her. Even if she was tired, she came to most of our parties. She was always pleasant and oh she loved sports. We could play Mahjong and also listen to a game on TV with Mary. I will miss my dear friend very much but I will never forget the pleasure and love I had for such a wonderful person. Now she is home with her husband and parents but we in Heritage Harbour will never forget Mary as she brought happiness to all of us. Your Mahjong group did not forget you as we toasted Mary at our most recent game in her memory. Thanks Mary!

Karl Schroeder

Posted at 03:41pm
Sorry to hear about Mary's passing. Marion & Karl will miss her when we go to the casinos without her.
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