McClatchy, Maureen Scheer, – 84, of Ocean City, beloved daughter, sister, wife, accomplished friend and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at the United Methodist Community Home in Ocean City, NJ, in December 16, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 84 years old. Maureen was born on April 7, 1937 in Haddonfield, New Jersey, the third of six children to Katherine and Charles Scheer. His large family and his youth in the post-depressive era shaped his character traits throughout his life which included a deep love and zest for life, wonderful sense of humor, upright head, intelligence. and a saving of money, and above all a deep honor and love of his family. Her famous smile is a warm memory for all who knew and loved her. Her family soon moved to Havertown, Pennsylvania, where Maureen grew up as the middle child of a close-knit and energetic family. She built a group of close friends that she retained for the rest of her life as she attended and graduated from Haverford High School in 1954 and Gwynedd Mercy College in 1956. It was with her own family. that “Maurzi” really shone. In 1957, she had a blind date tobogganing on Wissahickon Avenue in Philadelphia with David M. McClatchy, and over the next 23 years David and Maureen raised 6 children in Bryn Mawr, in Pennsylvania. Maurzi constantly fed a small army, healed wounds, taught manners and sewn buttons for his family, all with a smile while taking care of the lives of his exuberant and growing family of 5 sons and 1 daughter. When challenged in life, Maurzi has repeatedly proven her salt and always landed on her feet. After her marriage to David, she had a long career as a Main Line real estate agent with Fox & Roach, a 20 year relationship with Bill ‘Wooly’ Woolford of Gladwyne, PA, then remarried late with Larry Paul Sr. from Sanibel Island, Florida. She had a self-taught knowledge of horticulture, loved antiques, regularly celebrated her Catholic faith, and was an outstanding investor in stock and real estate, but Maurzi was mostly happy to court her grandchildren at home. in the Gardens of Ocean City (a house she bought for a bargain) and spending another lovely day on the beach surrounded by friends and family with your toes in the sand. She is survived by her siblings Helen, Kate and Tim, her first husband David M. McClatchy (Charlotte), her daughter Christina Weiland (Kim) and her sons David McClatchy, Jr. (Diane), Andrew McClatchy (Deborah) , Gregory McClatchy (Lina), John B. and Matthew, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. At her request, Maureen will be cremated. A Christian Faith Ceremony for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, December 21 at 10:30 am at St. Frances Cabrini RC Church in St. Damien Parish, 2nd Street at Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the McClatchy family are asking for donations in Maureen’s honor to Catholic Charities, 2050 Ballenger Ave Suite 400, Alexandria, VA 22314 http://catholiccharitiesusa.org/ For condolences to the family, visit www.godreyfuneralhome.com
Published by The Press of Atlantic City on December 19, 2021.