Marie F. Schramm, a homemaker and retired grocery store cashier who was also an accomplished cook, died Sept. 22 of a heart attack in Whitesville, N.C. The former Highlandtown resident was 76.
Marie Frances Pistorio, the daughter of a tailor and a registered nurse, was born and raised in Baltimore, where she attended city public schools.
She married Norman Joseph Schramm in 1954.
Mrs. Schramm worked for many years as a cashier in the Canton grocery store of the old Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co., which later became SuperFresh. She retired in 1987.
The former South Curley Street resident moved to Whitesville five years ago.
The couple enjoyed spending time at a second home they owned in Crisfield, where they worked in their garden raising fruit and vegetables, which they shared with neighbors, and entertained family and friends.
Mr. Schramm, who was a retired Eastern Stainless Steel Co. truck driver, died in 2011.
Mrs. Schramm, who was of Italian descent, was "an excellent cook and baker," said a daughter, Theresa Rose Veatch of Bolton Hill.
"Her coveted recipe box with handwritten recipe notecards is being shared among her family," said Ms. Veatch. "They are cherished memories of time spent with Granny in her kitchen."
A joint memorial service for Mr. and Mrs. Schramm will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1316 Park Ave., Bolton Hill.
She is also survived by a son, Norman Joseph Schramm Jr. of Harvest, Ala.; four other daughters, Yvonnia Carole Decker of Baltimore, Angela Gail Workman of Freeland, Juliana Eve Stallings of Whitesville, N.C., and Regina Marie Carlton of Flower Mound, Texas; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun