Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


WOOSTER “ Mary Rose Yacapraro Fockler, 93, of Wooster passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at her home.
She was born April 10, 1927 in Wooster, the daughter of Antonio and Costoda Battista Yacapraro.   She married Alva Earl Fockler on April 24, 1946.   He preceded her in death on February 23, 1996.
Mary was a homemaker who enjoyed working puzzles, reading and taking care of her family.   She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
Surviving are her children Thomas Fockler who was her caregiver for many years.   Thanks, Tom, for all you gave up to care for mom, Kathleen (Allen) Wright and Debra (Dave) Snyder all of Wooster; grandchildren Brian Eshelman, Kim Jarvis and Earl Fockler Jr all of Wooster, Rebekah Miller of Greenville, SC, Benjamin Snyder of Edgewater, MD, Renée  Fockler of Portland, OR and Jennifer Fockler of Ashland; 10 great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law Pamela Fockler of Pickerington.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son Alva œEarl  Fockler Jr. on May 5, 2020 and by 10 brothers and 3 sisters.
There will be no calling hours.   A private family service will be held.   Burial will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
McIntire, Bradham and Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
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  1. Remember Mary from growing up in the old neighborhood and later in years when my son’s delivered her newspaper. We are sorry for your loss.

  2. God bless you, Mrs Fockler. I met you on 10 Jun 1960 when I was 13. You were the only person of at least 400 people who bought a magazine subscription from me as I solicited door to door. You also gave me lemonade and a cookie and I told you I would never forget you. So thankful that I stopped by your home in 2005 to say, “Hi”. I was visiting Wooster for my mother’s 80th birthday party. You told me that my mother and you were childhood friends. You were so kind to me both in 1960 and 2005. Again, Mrs Fockler, I will never forget you. Heaven has gained another Angel.

  3. We are so very sad to hear of your mother’s passing. You have been through a lot this spring and we want you to know we are holding you all in our thoughts and prayers.Mary was a fun loving lady and always enjoyed her scense of humor. God Bless your family and pray for your Peace. Love to each of you. Carl and Millie

  4. Sorry for your loss. I only know Kathy and see the resemblance in Mary. I suspect I know now where Kathy’s big heart and magnetic smile came from. Mary will live on through all who loved her.

  5. I’m so sorry for your loss . I worked at Burger King on Cleveland Road from 93 to 98 . I got to be friends with her and the other ladies that would join her daily .After I left Burger King ,I would walk up to BK to visit with them sometimes. She was a sweet, sassy lady .Mary reminded me so much of Sophia from The Golden Girls . Rest In Peace Mary !

  6. To ALL the GREAT FOCKLER FAMILY! MARY was a VERY SPECIAL person to ALL of us! What grreat neighbors she & Al were to all
    of us. I lived beside FOCKLER’S when teaching at Ida Sue. This was my FIRST house to buy! WOW, did MS MARY (what I called her!) and Uncle Al (what I called him) give me SUPER GREAT advice on all of stuff. They even adored the Special Education students I watched in Respite Care. Mary often had treats for my students. A couple times she would show me her procedure to making that DELICIOUSO Spaghetti sauce, also. I would share my cookie recipes (ie, ginger snaps).
    READ: ECCLESIASTES 3:1-12 ++ for MARY & AL, please!


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