Margaret (Meg) Pfeiffer
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Margaret (Meg) Pfeiffer, 71, of Clayville and formerly of New Hartford, died on Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at her home. She was born on November 18, 1941, in Madison, WI, to the late Berlyn and Marion Tofte Oestreich. Educated in the Madison schools, she graduated from West High. In 1963, she graduated from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) with majors in Latin and English and later studied for an M.A.T. at the University of Wisconsin (Madison). On April 2, 1966, she married William F. Pfeiffer and the couple moved to Cleveland, OH, where she taught for three years at the Cleveland Heights Elementary School. While residing in New Hartford, Margaret earned a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Utica College and worked for 18 years for Herkimer County BOCES as an occupational therapist in several schools in the county. Margaret was an active member of the New Hartford Presbyterian Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher and on the Session. She was a member of the Western College Women and The Scandinavian Club of the Mohawk Valley. Since retirement, she has also become involved with Seeds of Hope Food Pantry, the Seed and Weed Garden Club and the League of Women Voters of the Utica/Rome Area. Margaret leaves many special friends, including "Group", with whom she shared 40 years of spiritual study and inquiry seeking wisdom and peace. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Bill Pfeiffer, of Clayville; sons, Fritz W. Pfeiffer and his wife, Shana, of Stafford, VA, and Paul A. Pfeiffer and his wife, Katie, of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Anya, Jacob, Ben and Lincoln; a sister, Ellen Kittendorf and her husband, Rol, of Bloomfield, MI; and brothers-in-law, Robert and Eric Pfeiffer and their families. Services will be on Friday, March 1, at 12:00 at the New Hartford Presbyterian Church. Calling hours will be on Thursday, February 28, from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Road, New Hartford. Friends may consider the New Hartford Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Seeds and Hope Food Pantry, St. Olaf College or Utica College in memory of Margaret. For online expression of sympathy, go to: www.dfwefh.com
Margaret (Meg) Pfeiffer
Published in The Observer-Dispatch from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27, 2013