Jacqueline D. Scharlau


Jacqueline D. Scharlau, 92, of Batavia, passed away peacefully Monday evening (Jan. 11, 2021) at LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

She was born April 15, 1928, a daughter of the late George A. and Georgieanna (Burroughs) Lawrence.

Jacqueline graduated from Corfu High School in 1946 and retired from Fisher Price in Medina in 1989. She was a member of The Cornerstone Church of East Pembroke, Pembroke Historical Society and Indian Falls Senior Citizens Group.

In her younger years, Jackie and her husband belonged to the Ford Wagon Train RV Club, a family oriented camping club available to Ford employees and their family and friends traveling the country. They also had many fond memories camping at the former Indian Falls Lake. She spent endless hours knitting afghans, sewing and crocheting baby hats for newborns. She loved technology and computers, driving her car and taking her friends who no longer were able to drive to lunch and doctor appointments. Jackie loved to listen to country music. She had the art of calligraphy and had the most beautiful handwriting.

Jackie was a strong Christian woman whose faith guided her. She had many challenges in her time. She faced them all with strength and determination. Her memories we shall treasure.

The family would like to thank the LeRoy Village Green staff for the kind and compassionate care that she received during her stay.

She was the wife of the late George E. Scharlau. Mother of the late George R. Scharlau and Kathleen M. Barmasse. Also predeceased by infant brother, George D. Lawrence and infant sister, Laurabel M. Lawrence.

Survivors include daughters in-law, Helen A. Chapell of Byron and Ingrid Scharlau of Alden; granddaughters, Carrie (Al) Davids of Byron, Marcy (Matt Verschage) Johnson of Piffard and Jessica Scharlau; great-grandchildren, Ava Davids, Kyle Johnson and Madison Verschage. Many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins, especially one special cousin, Peggy Matthews of Magadore. She is also survived by several church friends.

A graveside service will be Saturday (Feb. 6), 11 a.m. at Evergreen Hill Cemetery (Route 77), Corfu, N.Y.

Memorials may be made to the Cornerstone Church of East Pembroke, P.O. Box 189, East Pembroke, NY 14056. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net

Arrangements are entrusted to the J. Leonard McAndrew Funeral Home, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia NY. Ronald Konieczny II, Director.

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