Marguerite E. Nierle

Marguerite E., Nierle, 82, of Richmond, Va., passed away Feb. 17, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward V. and Mary Shaup Szendrey; siblings, Frank, Edward, William, Steve, Joseph and John Szendrey and Julia Kragle, Mary Forsburg, Elizabeth Higgins and Irene Kontz. She is survived by her children, Becky J. Nierle, Barney Nierle (Mary), Jessica Pollard, Jenny Sorey, Judson J. Nierle (Pam) and Doug Nierle (Leigh Goodmark); 14 grandchildren; and her sister, Bertha Schreiber of Surprise, Ariz.

Mrs. Nierle was born in Williamsport, Pa. She was the co-founder and retired co-owner of Bernie’s Sub and Pizza Shop. She was an avid Bridge player and was a longtime member of the Richmond Bridge Association. Marguerite also enjoyed the camaraderie and competition of league bowling at Bowl America.

The family received friends from 5 to 7 p.m. last Thursday at Bliley’s – Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., Richmond, Va., where a Christian Wake was held. A Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. last Friday at the Catholic Church of the Epiphany, 11000 Smoketree Dr., Richmond, Va. A private interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Massey Cancer Center, P.O. Box 843042, Richmond, VA 23284, or Bon Secours Hospice, 7229 Forest Ave., Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23226.