Friday, March 24, 2023

Mary Ann E. Schindo Deats, 95

OAK ISLAND — Mary Ann E. Schindo Deats, of Oak Island, NC, age 95, passed away on Monday April 5, 2022, at Universal Health Care Center in Bolivia, NC.
She was born on December 16, 1926, in Port Chester, NY, the daughter of the late Daniel Schindo and Ann Hyder Schindo.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton Van Doren “Bud” Deats; and two sisters, Adeline Schindo Van Duzer and Ann Schindo Tremallo.

She was affiliated with the Morris School District in Morristown, NJ, as a secretary in the Guidance Department for twenty years. After her retirement in 1993, she and her husband, Bud moved to Oak Island. She loved the beach, meeting people and having fun. She served as Chaplain for the BPO Elks Lodge #2769 for ten years. Mary Ann will be missed by her many friends and family members.

Surviving are her daughter, Wendy A. Calloway of Oak Island, NC; two grandsons, Brian G. Koyce and wife, Beth K. Koyce of Hingham, MA and Steve P. Koyce and wife, Katy E. Koyce of Morris Plains, NJ; four great-grandchildren, Owen M . Koyce, Libby A. Koyce, Abigail E. Koyce and William B. Koyce; a sister, Patty A. Connolly and husband Richie, of Key West, FL; and her niece and nephews.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to

In lieu of flowers memorials maybe sent to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane Bolivia, North Carolina, 28422.

Peacock – Newnam and White Funeral & Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.

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