Niagara Gazette


December 12, 2012

Margaret Zastrow Schmidt


Margaret Zastrow Schmidt, age 76, of Lewiston, died on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 in Niagara Hospice House in Lockport, after a lengthy illness. Margaret was born on May 11, 1936 in Niagara Falls, NY, the daughter of the late Merton and Lillian (Brawn) Evans and was a 1953 graduate of Wilson High School.
She had owned and operated Mrs. Thank You Convenience Store in Lewiston from 1984 to her retirement in 2003. Previous to that, Margaret had worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport for 30 years, both as a line worker and as an inspector. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lewiston; a former member of the Wilson Mother's Club, and a member of the Red Hatter's Club. Margaret also was a member of various, knitting, sewing and quilting clubs. She loved socializing with friends and family, traveling, and the theater. She was a loving, devoted mother and grandmother.
She married Robert A. Schmidt on August 2, 2002. Robert predeceased her on April 13, 2010. She is survived by her children, Roxanne (Gary) Benton and Dale (Trisha) Zastrow, both of Wilson, Douglas Zastrow of Cheektowaga, NY, and Crystal Schultz of Gainesville, GA; ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd (Sandy) Evans of Titusville, FL and Jack (Kathleen) Evans of Rochester, NY; two sisters, Judy (Ronald) George of Spring Hill, FL and Bonnie (Denny) Evans of Wilson; a sister-in-law, Pat Evans of Myrtle Beach, SC; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Dennie Zastrow; and a brother, Stan Evans.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 15th at 11:00 AM in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston, with the Rev. James S. Massie, Jr. officiating. There will be no prior visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements have been entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge Sts., Lewiston.
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