Scholarship fund established to honor late principal


Assumption Regional School principal Mary Ellen Schurtz, who retired on June 29, 2017, died July 17 after a battle with cancer. The South Jersey Catholic Schools community extends prayers and condolences to her mother Eleanor Roken; husband Tom; children Thomas Jr. (Rannette), Kathleen, Robert (Jamie), and Stephen (Julianne); grandchildren Samantha, Summer and Saylor; and to her siblings.

“Mary Ellen was a dedicated, inspirational educator,” said Catholic Schools Superintendent Mary Boyle. “She was determined to finish her work here, the ultimate ‘good and faithful servant.’”

A scholarship fund has been established in Mary Ellen Schurtz’ name. For more information and to donate, go to