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Mary M. Landgrebe

June 12, 1933 — December 31, 2022

Mary M. Landgrebe

LANDGREBE, Mary M. (Gutekunst), age 89, entered into rest to be with our Lord early on December 31, 2022.  Mary was born on June 12, 1933; in the greater NE area of Philadelphia to the late Katerina (Zimmerman) and Peter Gutekunst.  Predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Frederick J. Landgrebe; sister, Catherine (Gutekunst) Laird; brother, John Gutekunst; daughter, Patricia (Landgrebe) Gibbons; and grandsons, Frederick Landgrebe, Jr. and Keith Rusecky.  Survived by her sons:  Frederick P. (Deborah – deceased) Landgrebe, Stephen M. (Joan) Landgrebe, John (Lauren) Landgrebe; and daughter: Julianne T. (Landgrebe) Rusecky; 7-grandchildren; Jacqueline Landgrebe, Kristen Landgrebe, Sarah Landgrebe, Robert (Katrina) Landgrebe, Sean McCloskey (Erin), Amber Gibbons, Alyse Rusecky, Katie Landgrebe, and John Michael Landgrebe; 5-great grandchildren; Seamus, Fiona and Finnegan McCloskey; Adam and Jimmy Gibbons; many nieces and nephews; and survived by sisters: Theresa Dyak and Barbara Weir.

Mary was always working.  From early on at Bell Telephone, to working the counter at Bredenbecks Bakery, for many years as a nurse’s aide at Nazareth Hospital, and then to work in home health care – well into her 70s. 

Her love of family could not be surmounted. The constant devotion she showed to each of them in her own unique ways.  She never knew how to cook for a few, more like an army (and you never left without a platter to keep you going the next day).  Her heart was always there for the many dogs and cats that came through the house, whether from her immediate family or the extended family – the pets knew they were always welcome (and most recently, Bella).  Mary had a quiet way of doing many things; also, she had her own language – better known to those around her as “Mary isms” - which will live on through history. 

She had the urge to travel and was able to visit Ireland multiple times, Italy, Germany, multiple Caribbean cruises, and visited many areas throughout the United States.  Mary enjoyed having traveling companions and that allowed different members of the family to see places of interest with her.  Always a generous and giving person, she always had some “spare change” to help with the incidentals.  The family loved going to Wildwood, NJ and later to Long Beach Island, NJ every summer - where memories were made for multiple generations and will be cherished forever.

They broke the mold when Mary was born, her life wasn’t an easy one, but she made the very best out of everything.  We miss you, love you, and will always cherish you --- now and always!

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