The Rev. Mary Lou Reile of Elma, director of special affairs for the
Church of Scientology in Buffalo for 20 years, died Monday in Mercy
Hospital after a short illness. She was 72.
Born in Buffalo, the former Mary Lou Urso graduated from Kensington
High School, what was then Rosary Hill College and Hubbard College,
where she achieved Executive Status One. The mother of seven, she was
crowned Mrs. Buffalo in 1957.
As a minister in the Church of Scientology, she was prominent locally
and internationally as a spokeswoman and civic representative. She
retired in June.
Active in numerous community and charitable efforts, she was co-founder
of the Buffalo Businesspersons Violence Action Committee and Take Pride
in Main Street. She also spearheaded the Drug Free Marshals program in
Western New York.
She was active in the International Association of Scientologists, the
Citizens Commission on Human Rights, the Stop the Violence Coalition,
the Allentown Association, the Association for Better Living and
Education, the World Literacy Crusade and the Red Ribbon Anti-Drug
She traveled to Europe and Asia, and enjoyed interior decorating,
gardening, painting, dancing and music.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Gerhard; three daughters,
Patricia Kanowski of Elma, Teresa Reger of East Aurora and Meg Murphy
of Largo, Fla.; four sons, Christopher and Peter, both of South Wales,
Paul of Elma and Karl of Strykersville; a sister, Kay Reinhart of
Williamsville; 16 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Church of Scientology,
836 Main St.
Mary Lou was a special woman, and will be deeply missed.
Despite what side of the fence you are on, a decent person
as Mary Lou supported what she believed in and to that is
When a life is lost, it sort or make other things seem unimportant.
--true awareness is only enjoyed by a few--
Yes, but her death is probably due in part to the criminal cult she worked fo-
and she worked in the most criminal part from the cult (OSA). Scientologists do
not become old people.
I wonder if she was RPFed or whatever because the sinister Buffalo Org lost any
chance to keep the reputation of an "ideal org" - an ideal org where
scientologist Jeremy killed his highest level scientologist mother because she
obeyed to the criminal orders of her cult and forbid her kid to be cured by
Bring your checkbook, most likely. The cult knows no shame when it gets
desperate for money.