Mary B. Piehler


Rochester NY: Passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on September 12, 2015 at age 73. Mary was born in New York City, N.Y. On July 16, 1942. Mary moved with her father Henry, two sisters Betty and Theresa to Rochester N.Y. Mary became an amazing teacher and touched the lives of so many students she taught. She was working as a substitute teacher right up to this June. Mary was very proud to be an employee at Wegmans for over forty years. The checkout line was where she often advised shoppers of specials and bargains. Mary was well known on how she could remember birthdays. Mary was a very generous person at heart and was especially fond of giving gifts. She also loved to make super big salads and soups as a favorite meal.

Mary is survived by her two younger sisters, Elizabeth (John) Kryk and Theresa (August) Bosco. Her nieces and nephews; Diana (Douglas) Christodaro, Kristin (Steve) Castner, David (Jennifer) Bosco, Keith (Christy) Bosco, Janelle (Dennis) Annechino, Michael (Carmen) DelCorvo, predeceased by Mary Ellen (Anthony) Postel, and many great nieces and nephews.

Mary’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday September 25, 2015 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 283-321 Flower City Park Rochester, NY. A gathering will follow the Mass in the reception hall at Sacred Heart. Interment will be held privately.

A very special thank you to the Emergency dept.,ICU and Palliative care unit at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,


9 Condolences

  1. Nancy Brady on September 19, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Mary was a gentle soul with a huge heart. She touched so many people with her kindness and generosity. She made a difference as a teacher and loved the kids. She taught us all how to be better people.She will be missed.

  2. Frank Bauer on September 20, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    My favorite first cousin,and to all the good times we had when you visited us in Lake Tahoe over the years. I remember all the fun we had when we hiked in the mountains of Lake Tahoe. Also had a great time horseback riding and snow sled riding with the horses pulling the sleigh in the winter. Your Lentil soup was good too.


  3. Michelle Soto on September 20, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Mrs Piehler was my teacher at school #7. She was always nice. I still have my dictionary she gave me from winning the 3rd grade spelling bee. I beat the whole glass with the word “bough”. I remember she always wrote with a ruler so her writing was perfect.

  4. Carol Soly on September 21, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Mary, I Miss you.
    I will always remember your kindness and our wonderful phone visits.
    I will pray for you, and to you constantly.
    Love Carol

  5. Jane & Ed Peterson on September 22, 2015 at 5:28 am

    With Christ, which is far better. Mary was a wonderful person. She fought the fight, kept the faith, finished the course, and there is laid up for her a crown which is promised to the righteous. Mary was so giving. Now she is given Paradise forever. Our Love……

  6. Michael A. DelCorvo on September 22, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    Aunt Mary you are very special to me! All of my life you stood by me, never afraid to give kind advice. Your gifts throughout the years were always special to me because of what you wrote on them. You had such perfect writing! But what you wrote touched my heart the most!
    I remember when I was a teenager and just got my permit to drive a car. The same year you purchased your brand new Monte Carlo. You never hesitated to let me learn on you car. How proud I was to be driving such a fancy car, your car. Such a generosity and trust from you.
    I am truly blessed by God to have such a wonderful aunt!
    I will miss you very much but I know you are in heaven now and someday we will be together again
    Love your nephew

  7. Gail Wheaton-Roth on September 24, 2015 at 9:31 am

    I had the great privilege of teaching with Mary 40 years ago when I started my career in teaching at Nazareth Hall. She was always so kind and caring and helped me become the teacher I became in the years ahead. Our paths have crossed so many times at Nazareth Hall, the Rochester City School District and even at our wedding seven years ago. She always had a beautiful smile and her laughter made you feel God’s presence that things would be okay- just believe. You will be sadly missed by so many people, Mary, especially those teachers and students who were touched by your support, love and compassion. You will always have a special place in our hearts.

    Gail Wheaton-Roth

  8. Caroline Pikacs on September 25, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I had the pleasure to work along side Mary at Wegmans. She always was so kind and caring. I’ll truly miss her beautiful smile. RIP Mary.

  9. Kelly DiProspero on February 19, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Mary was my teacher at School #7 in the late 80s/early 90s.. She had such beautiful penmanship, and I remember her teaching us different ways to clean up our own penmanship. I also remember catching her outside of school at the maplewood library teaching adults how to read. I always thought that was so wonderful. She would probably be appalled at my penmanship these days, lol. She was a wonderful teacher, and I was so blessed to have her. I hope she is resting peacefully. Love Kelly D.

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