Mary Ann "Mame" Yaw, 84, of Batavia, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 following a brief illness.
Mame was born January 29, 1934 in Lackawanna, the daughter of the late Walter Lewis and Margaret Fitzgerald Lewis.
Mame was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Richard B. Yaw in 2017 and her daughter, Mary Patricia Yaw in 1996.
Surviving are her loving children, Kathleen (Steve McGuire) Yaw of Joy, Illinois, Todd (Amy) Yaw of Maitland, Florida and Margaret (James) Fasano of Batavia; six grandchildren, Douglas (Holly) Lamkin, Nathan Lamkin, Bret (Elizabeth) Yaw, Chelsea Yaw, Benjamin (Kimberly) Fasano and Jenna (Kevin) Arroyo; and seven great-grandchildren, Sydney, Cooper and Harper Lamkin, Addison and Jonah Arroyo, William Fasano and Colton Yaw.
A graduate of Mount Mercy Academy in 1954 and Erie Community College in 1955, Mame enjoyed a long career as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mame was an avid Notre Dame and Buffalo Bills football fan who enjoyed many seasons alongside her husband and the "crew" from the "fan van". An avid collector of birds, Mame also enjoyed bowling, knitting, cooking and fishing. Her greatest treasures were her husband, traveling, and spending time with her children. Mame will be remembered for her huge loving heart, her extreme strength and sense of humor.
There are no prior visiting hours. Mame's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 18 Ellicott Street, Batavia. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mame's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, Tennessee 38101-9908.