Obituary: Mary E. Weihl McGrew
Mary E. (Weihl) McGrew, of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Health Central Park, where she resided for five years after suffering a stroke in 2011. Surrounded by family, Mary left this earth in the same manner she lived her life — with peace, dignity and grace.
Mary was born May 24, 1930, in Marietta, Ohio. She now joins her husband, Robert “Bob” McGrew; her father and mother, John J. and Glena C. Weihl; and her two brothers, John C. and David U. Weihl, who preceded her in death.
Mary had many occupations over her lifetime: a stewardess with Continental Airlines, a bookkeeper with Koscot Cosmetics, a data-processing clerk with Orlando Regional Medical Center and, most importantly, a homemaker. At the age of 53 she graduated from the police academy and became a corrections officer for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department / Orange County Corrections Department, where she retired with the rank of Corporal.
Upon retirement, she spent her time working part-time at the Lighthouse in Ponce Inlet, shooting pool at the local billiards club, dancing, playing bingo at area senior centers and pampering her dogs, Minnie-Pearl and then Vienna-Louise. She loved to travel the high seas, having sailed over 20 times, enjoying almost every cruise line.
A Celebration of Life in honor of Mary will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the First Baptist Church of Winter Garden, 125 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787.
Flowers are welcome but not necessary; pink is her favorite color. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mary’s name can be made to USO.org/donate or Vitas.com/community-connection/donate.
The family can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.