Mary Afflerbach

May 11, 1937 - May 2, 2013

05/11/1937 - 05/02/2013

Mary Knevals Afflerbach, 75, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013 at the Elizabeth House.

She was the daughter of the late Richard and Maria Hill Knevals. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Knevals and her sister, Joan Werkheiser.

Born and raised in Madison, NJ, she lived in Bound Brook and Toms River, NJ before moving to Flat Rock in 1993. She worked at CVS pharmacy in Toms River, NJ and Wal-Mart in Hendersonville, but her lifelong calling was that of a homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. Nothing on this earth was more precious to her than her family.

She loved traveling by RV to visit family and friends, spread throughout the country and thereby, experienced the wonders and beauty of this land. She shared this love by celebrating her 70th birthday at Grand Canyon with her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening, the occasional glass of wine and chocolate. Family gatherings in the Mountains for Christmas were her most favorite occasion.

She is survived by her husband of 20 wonderful years, Donald Afflerbach of Flat Rock; her brothers, John Knevals and his wife, Janice of North Plainfield, NJ and Bruce Knevals and his wife, Cheryl of Kissimmee, FL; her sister, Jana Hutchinson and her husband, John of Barnegat, NJ; her children, John Morano of Bloomfield, NJ, Donna Gwisdala and her husband, Jerry of Cameron Park, CA, Virginia Morano of Lubec, ME, Darlene Durbin and her husband, Jim of Bricktown, NJ, Richard Morano and his wife, Donna of Sevierville, TN, Denise Chelednik of Phoenix, AZ, Christopher Morano and his wife, Jenna of Apopka, FL and Donnie Afflerbach of Toms River, NJ. She will be remembered by several nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and the ladies of Wal-Mart.

Her love lives on in the hearts of her beloved grandchildren: Jessica, Josh, Jordan, Jake, Austin, Christopher, Allie, Matthew and Tess.

A private gathering will be held by Maryís family to honor her memory.

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8 years ago

Still missing you Mommy…

Densie & Tess Chelednik
8 years ago

You Will always be in our thoughts and hearts. Love always

bruce and cheryl knevals
8 years ago

we love you sis! Rest easy.

Larry, Janni, Lauren and Justin Klein
8 years ago

Chris, Jenna and family,

We are so sorry for your loss, but so happy for you that uyou had such a beautiful person in your lives. People sometimes leave us but love, it never dies.

We love you so much. All our love,

Larry, Janni, Lauren, & Justin Klein

Jana L Hutchinson
8 years ago

I love you dear sister, rest in peace. Miss you already.

John Corby
8 years ago

Don and Family

We have lost one of the great ones. She was loved by everyone she knew and we will miss her tremendously

I have many great memories of my Aunt Mary … She was more than family she was a loyal friend who never betrayed a trust … I will smile every time one of the memories come to mind

All of you are in my thoughts and prayers

I am so glad I was able to see her and spend an afternoon with her last November

Thank you Don and Ginny for giving us weekly updates on how Mary was doing

All our Love to you all

Johnny and Debby Corby

John Corby
8 years ago

Don and Family,

We have lost one the great ones and will never be able to replace the likes of my Aunt Mary

She was more than family…she was a confident,inspiration and a friend who will live in all of our memories forever

Tonight I will have a glass of wine and listen to a Johnny Mathis CD like the albums I used to listen to on the first stero I ever saw when i Babysat for her

I love you Aunt Mary and will truly miss you

Love your Nephew

Johnny Corby