Nancy passed away peacefully on September 23, surrounded by her family after a brief illness. Nancy was born August 11, 1945 in Yonkers, NY to John and Margaret Boytos. As a young child, her family moved to Croton-on-Hudson, NY into a home built by Nancy’s father. Nancy graduated from Croton-Harmon High School in 1963. She attended Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, NY where she obtained her nursing credential and started her career as a Registered Nurse.
During the Dutchess County Fair in 1961, Nancy was introduced to Joe Schlemmer while they both worked at concession booths. It was love at first sight. They were married, September 24, 1966 and were blessed with three children. They eventually settled in Mahopac, NY in 1974. Nancy worked as a nurse in the emergency room, intensive care and cardiac care units at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY. In 1984, they decided to move to Tracy, CA. Nancy then worked as a home health care nurse in the greater Stockton area. From there, she worked as the Head Nurse at Sharpe Army Depot in Lathrop and obtained her Nurse Practitioner’s certification through the Letterman Army Hospital at the Presidio of San Francisco. Additionally, Nancy earned her Bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA and a Master’s degree from University of Phoenix. After leaving the Army Depot, Nancy worked for Sutter Gould and was instrumental in opening occupational health clinics in the San Joaquin Valley area. Nancy retired in 2006 as the Executive Director of the Health Clinic at the University of the Pacific in Stockton.
She was a devoted parishioner of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Tracy for nearly 40 years. Nancy was a Eucharistic Minister, Sacristan, and Minister of Caring at Brookdale Senior Living Facility in Tracy where she and her husband provided spiritual support and communion to those who could not make it to church. She was also actively involved in the Italian Catholic Federation, a Columbian Lady of the Knights of Columbus, as well as various other church activities and organizations. Outside of her church activities, Nancy was a 50 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 429 in Rhinebeck, NY.
Nancy and Joe made the recent decision to move one more time to Texas, where they were having a home built next door to their daughter and her family. God had a different plan for Nancy before the move could be made.
Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Joseph (Joe) Schlemmer Jr., her children Joseph (Joey) Schlemmer III and his wife Michael Ann of Richmond, CA, Suzanne (Sue) Hickok and her husband Mike of New Fairview, TX, Sandra (Sandy) Jessell and her husband Robert of Napa, CA, grandchildren Johnny Schlemmer, Michaela Hickok, Ashley Hickok and Natalie Hickok, and her brother, Jack Boytos and sister-in-law, Betty Ann of Onancock, VA. Nancy was predeceased by her parents John and Margaret Boytos.
Fry Memorial Chapel, 550 South Central Avenue, Tracy is in care of funeral arrangements. A Rosary/Vigil service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. with visiting hours 5:00 to 9:00p.m. A Catholic Mass will be held in her honor on Friday, September 30, 2022 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Church, 163 West Eaton Avenue, Tracy. Graveside services will follow on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 1:00 p.m. at Tracy Public Cemetery, 501 East Schulte Road.
Chapel services on Wednesday evening will be live-streamed via her tribute page at www.frymemorialchapel.com an online guest book is also available for condolences and special messages to the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Nancy’s name to the St. Bernard’s Building Fund or to the charity of your choice.