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Mary Ann Katherine (Markel) Beer, lifetime area resident, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2016 after a lengthy illness. She was 58. She was born in Niagara Falls on November 27, 1957, a daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Sikkas) Markel.
She attended local schools and graduated from LaSalle Senior High School in 1976. Mary Ann was a wonderful mother, grandmother, homemaker and wife and she loved people.
She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, John 'Jack' Beer; three children, John, Jr., Nicole (Michael) DuVal and Katie Beer. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Madisyn and Marianna DuVal; two brothers, Rick Markel and Frank (Virginia) Markel; two sisters-in-law, Mary May and Delores (David) Jakubowski; brother-in-law, Robert (Diane) Beer; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, JoAnne (late Robert) Koch.
There will be no prior visitation. Entombment will be private in Gate of Heaven Mausoleum in the Town of Lewiston.
Published on May 17, 2016
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