LAKEWOOD, N.J. — Maria Yauger, 87, of Lakewood, N.J., passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at Kimbal Medical Center at Lakewood.
Maria was born Aug. 22, 1921, in the state of New York to Carl and Mable (Young) Yauger. Moving to Mount Vernon at the age of 8 years, she spent most of her childhood in this area. After graduating from Mount Vernon High School in 1939, Maria then studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, before becoming a member of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, N.Y. After retirement she resided in Lakewood, N.J.
Maria is survived by two cousins, Jane (Yauger) Ruscher of Middletown and Donald A. Yauger of Mount Vernon.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Frank A. Yauger.
The KEDZ Funeral Home in Lakewood, N.J., is in charge of the arrangements.