Anne Scheuerman

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church
702 Columbia St.
Utica, NY, New York, United States

Obituary of Anne Scheuerman

UTICA - Anne M. Scheuerman (Rapavi) Pittsford: Died June 14, 2017 after a long illness. She was 90.

She was born in Brantingham, NY. on May 22, 1927,

She was a daily communicant of St. Louis Catholic Church in Pittsford, NY. and as well as other churches

Anne earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Cortland State Teachers College and her Master’s Degree from the University of Rochester Rochester, NY.She also held a P. H. D.

She served on the faculty of Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY where Anne earned a Phd. She was an Professor at MCC in the Department of Physical Education from 1962 through 1994.

In 1995, when she was retired, Anne joined the United States Peace Corps serving for the customary two years. Her job was to teach English in Moldova to the former Russian people. She endured hardship while on duty.

Anne realized her life's work in her lifetime with the canonization of the first American Indian Saint, Kateri Tekakwitha.

Kateri was beatified as Catherine Tekakwitha on June 22, 1980, by Pope John Paul 11. Kateri was declared a saint at the Vatican in Rome in October 21, 2012 where Anne was an official photographer for the publication Cross and Feathers. This was her crowning achievement. There were many more volunteer events for Indians serving for 40 years to the National Tekakwitha Conference Association under the direction of Sister Kateri Mitchell, S.S.A., a Mohawk Indian herself. Anne M. Scheuerman was recognized in 2011 by that organization for her public service as official press event photographer. Her work is on display at Marquette University Archives.

Anne was a warm and forgiving person with talents for writing and wit.

She was the daughter of John and Anna (Slyka) Rapavi. Anne married the late Raymond W. Scheuerman.

Anne was a proficient professional photographer and with her husband Ray who worked for Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester, NY as an engineer they gave of their time, talent and treasure. 

She is survived by her four children: Marie Masson, of Pittsford, NY, Christina Apeland, of Rochester, NY, Paul S. Scheuerman, of Leawood, Ks and Karl S. Scheuerman of Tallahassee, Fl. and many other grandchildren.

Anne was from a large family. She predeceases her sisters Pauline Stemmer, and Eva King, She was predeceased by her brothers, George Rapavi, Mike Rapavi, Alec Rapavi, Andrew Rapavi, Andro “Peter” Rapavi, Tec4, KIA, WWII; and her sister, Mary Jayne Powers and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church Utica, NY, where Rev. Richard Dellos, Pastor will preside

over a Mass of Christian Burial at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours.

The family wishes to thank the hospice team at lifetime care Rochester, NY. including the aides and nurses for their help.

In lieu of flowers the family has opened a legacy scholarship fund named in honor of their Mother Anne M. Scheuerman at 

Click here to support Anne M. Scheuerman Scholarship Fund organized by Jennifer Masson Norton


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Anne’s service arrangements were prearranged by Judy Applegate, her sister Eva's daughter and her husband Don Applegate,

Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home at 102 West St., Ilion, NY (315-895-7722).


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