Margaret A. SCANLON
October 7, 1941 – July 15, 2020
On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, Margaret A. Scanlon (Peggy), age 78, was taken into the arms of the Lord at Hershey Medical Center after losing her battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Leo Patrick (Patty) and Margaret (Maude) Scanlon; and her two sisters, Catherine Scanlon (KZ) and Patricia Scanlon (Patsy). She is survived by cousins from the Haas and Coyne families.
Peggy was born on October 7, 1941, in Ashland, Pa, where she resided until she graduated high school. She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary School and graduated from Ashland High School in 1959. Post high school graduation she moved to the Philadelphia area and eventually settled in Phoenixville where she lived for over 40 years. She was a 1998 graduate of Immaculata College having received a Bachelor of Arts in Human Performance Management and Organization Dynamics. For most of her career she worked for John B. Kelly and at Wyeth Pharmaceutical Corporation in the human resources department.
Peggy was a devoted daughter, sister, unofficial aunt, cousin, godmother, and friend. She enjoyed attending the theatre, watching movies, going out to dinner, and rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles. She played cards weekly with the Pinochle Club and loved it. If there was a pinochle game happening, Peggy was there! She was a beautiful, independent woman who delighted in a good laugh and brought joy to many people’s lives.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 11am at St. Basil’s the Great Parish, 2330 Kimberton Rd., Pheonixville, Pa. She will be interred at a later date with her family at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Ashland, Pa. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Condolences can be sent to her cousin, Joan Catizone, 540 Dutchtown Rd., Ashland, Pa 17921.