PSALEDAKIS, Margaret Matseas "Peggy" 73, passed away peacefully in her home in Palm Harbor on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Peggy was born in Lowell, MA on Nov. 8, 1939 and graduated from Lowell High School in Lowell, MA in 1957. She later attended St. Petersburg College and University of Florida. She was predeceased by her parents, Bessie Tatsious and Arthur Matseas. Before retirement, Peggy served for many years as Human Resources Director for the cities of Ocoee, FL and previously Gulfport, FL. She was active in many career related organizations and served a term as President of the Florida Public Personnel Association. Peggy lived her life to its fullest with joy, energy and enthusiasm making friends and devoting her life to fighting for equality and justice. In the 1980's she served as president of the Pinellas chapter of NOW, as a board member of Casa Domestic Violence Shelter and of WMNF community radio, volunteered at the Pinellas Rape Crisis Center, as well as serving as the president of her respective HOAs. Retirement allowed Peggy to pursue her many interests which included reading history, historical fiction, and current affairs, cooking Greek food, world travel and spending time with family and friends as well as her beloved pets, Molly and Peppa. Survivors: sons, George Psaledakis and his wife Nanette of Glen Ellen, CA, Michael Psaledakis and his wife Linda of Gloucester MA, and Steven Psaledakis of Aspen, CO ; six grandchildren, Emmanuel Psaledakis, Krista Kolley, Daphne Psaledakis, Peter Psaledakis, Phillip Psaledakis and Maxwell Psaledakis; sister Sandra Sakellarides; aunt Georgia Koumantzelis; cousins Ava and George Koumantzelis of Lowell, Massachusetts as well as many grieving friends. Services: A memorial service will be scheduled at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peggy's memory may be made to Casa Domestic Violence Shelter, P.O. Box 414, St. Petersburg, FL 33731, The Rape Crisis Center of Pinellas County http://www.suncoastcenter.org/Giving.php and Planned Parenthood http://www.plannedparenthood.org/. Alife Tribute Largo 727-559-7793
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Oct. 23, 2013