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 Margaret Pearl <I>Lapole</I> Schatz

Margaret Pearl Lapole Schatz

Death 23 Oct 1994
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot A, 0, 137E
Memorial ID 1156258 · View Source
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Margaret Schatz known as Pearl was an extraordinary woman. She was the mother of George A., Wallace (Wally), Aleda, Richard (Dick), Mary, Doris and Thelma. She and her husband George F, were one of the original residents of Howard County, MD, building the one house they lived in.

She, along with her husband, struggled through the Depression. Two of her sons, George A. and Wallace served in the Pacific theatre during WWII. Both returned after the war although George A. was captured by the Japanese and survived the Bataan Death March. Her beloved husband, George F. was taken too soon from cancer in 1963.

Pearl survived all this with a grace and wit seldom seen today. She was a gifted craftswoman, contributing her talents freely to many Church bazaars. She and her husband also donated generously to the original hall church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Ilchester, Maryland.

Family holidays spent at "Grandmom's house" were a joy and a delight, never an obligation. Whether searching for Easter eggs on the front yard, tasting some of Grandmom's dandelion wine or sitting on the side porch counting cars, it was always fun to be in her presence.

Of particular note is the annual Thanksgiving dinner. The entire family came together at one long table that stretched from dining room to living room. The main dinner was served at 1:00 followed by a football game on the front lawn. Later, turkey leftovers were served for supper and the evening closed with music and song. Uncles and cousins played guitar and the rest sang along to the American songbook. Baltimore channel WJZ-TV featured the dinner twice on their Thanksgiving newscast.

Margaret died at 94. She was indeed, a Pearl of great price.

You are my sunshine,
My only sunshine.
You make me happy
When skies are grey.
You'll never know, dear,
How much I love you.
Please don't take my sunshine away.

(Lyrics by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell)

Besides those listed under siblings, there was also Russell, Howard, Clarence, Charles, and Bessie (Beth).

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Pearl Lapole Schatz (13 Mar 1900–23 Oct 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1156258, citing Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Maggie Mac (contributor 46490509) .