Mary Deanna Fathbruckner

January 04, 1942 ‒ September 15, 2020

Delaware, Ohio

Mary Deanna Fathbruckner, 78, of Delaware passed away Tuesday afternoon, September 15, 2020 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

She was born January 4, 1942 in Delaware to the late Donald and Erdean (Sherman) Egger and attended St. Mary School. On January 12, 1957, Mary married the love of her life James A. Fathbruckner. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage and raised 4 sons. Sadly, James passed away on February 16, 2020.

Mary worked as a liquor control agent for the State of Ohio for many years and she was a devoted and faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandkids, and she was very proud of her church. Very artistic and creative, she loved sewing, knitting, crocheting, cross stitching and ceramics. She also enjoyed raccoons and bird watching.

Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Glenn (Roberta), Bryan (Carol), and Russell “Rusty” (Teresa) Fathbruckner, all of Delaware; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy (Gilbert) Day of Ostrander; several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and loving husband, Mary was preceded in death by her son James D. Fathbruckner in 2018 and 4 sisters Donna, Debbie, Doreen, and Denise.

Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware, with Rev. Fr. Sylvester Onyeachonam officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, masks will be required and social distancing must be observed at the church.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve the Fathbruckner family.

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  • Rusty, Teresa, Allison and Austin
    We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother and grandmother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Virtual hugs to all of you. Love, Uncle Jim and Aunt Sharon

  • Hey guys Reggie and Cherri (Fraker) Herriott. So sorry to here of your parents have lot of good memories growing up in our big city of Ostrander. Your mom and dad had a lot of influence in my life loved them both.🙏 for you all

  • My heart goes out to all of you. Glenn, Bryan Rusty and Dorothy and to all of your families! You are in my prayers.

  • So very sorry to hear of you loss. She was such a neat lady! Many memories of her helping me paint at the ceramic shop in Ostrander. Prayers for you all during this time.

  • Dear Bryan, Rusty, and Glenn,

    I had sent a card about your father, but I am not sure whether your mother ever got it.
    I remember how wonderful she was as our room-mother for many Ostrander events, and how when the band would practice marching, we would march right by your house! Plus the bus passed it all the time too.

    My mother is living with me since my dad died in 2017.

    I pray for you all in your sorrow.

    Susan Wood