Margaret Dougher Lewandowski, former resident of Pittston, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Meadows Nursing Home, Dallas.
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Born Feb. 15, 1920 in Duryea, she was the daughter of the late John Langhorne and Elizabeth Langhorne Carlson. Margaret attended the Duryea school system and graduated from the Hoyt School of Practical Nursing and the Robert Packer School of Surgical Technology in Sayre.
She was employed by Taylor Hospital, Taylor, as a practical nurse and operating room technician.
Margaret volunteered for the retired senior volunteer project. She worked blood drives and feed a friend, taught arthritis self-help courses at the Kirby Center and helped seniors with their taxes. She helped start the Avoca Library, volunteered at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital, Salvation Army and the American Red Cross. She was a member and past president of the Avoca Women's Club. She was a proud member of the Polka Jets and Dance Troup which entertained at senior centers.
She was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxilary, Avoca.
Surviving are a daughter, Peggy Dougher Rave and husband, Robert, Dallas; three grandchildren, John Metz and wife, Roberta, Atlanta, Georgia; Jeffrey Metz and wife, Susan, Dallas; and Maureen Gallagher, Dallas; three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Ashley and Jeffrey Metz; numerous nieces and nephews; and a brother, Oscar Langhorne, Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Lewandowski; three brothers, Rudolph, John, and Thomas; and a sister, Emma.
She was also preceded in death by infant son, Joseph.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday from the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 N. Main St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Pittston. Interment will be in St. Mary, Help of Christians Cemetery, Pittston. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at the Meadows Nursing Home for their kindness, care, and love they provided for "Gram."
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Red Cross, 256 N. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Oct. 8, 2012