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Margaret Peg Hughes Howell Trabinger

  • "Sad to hear of her passing. As a child I spent many hours..."
    - Richard Hockensmith
  • "Peggy was a dear woman. We will miss seeing her at Fairview..."
  • "Sorry to hear of Pegs passing.also Rich. Iworked with Peg..."
  • "Peg, You have been a faithful wife and mother. May God..."
    - Chuck & Carol Banducci
  • "My dear sweet Peg! Oh how I loved our special times we..."
    - Christina Powell (Platz)

Margaret "Peg" Hughes Howell Trabinger, age 92, of Erie, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Fairview Manor.

She was born in Erie on November 16, 1921, a daughter of the late Thomas Hughes and Margaret Mahoney Howell.

Peg worked for over 20 years at Carlisle Department Store in the Liberty Plaza.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Trabinger in 1985; a son, Richard Trabinger; a brother, Jack Howell; a sister, Joan Mohr; and a special friend, Nicolas Carideo.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Kathy Gustafson of Fairview; a granddaughter, Ashley Trabinger and her companion, Scott Miller of Millcreek; a brother, Dr. Thomas Hughes and his wife, Dory of Texas; a sister, Nancy Ware and her husband, Gene of Erie; a sister-in-law, Charmaine Howell of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.

Services and burial will be private.

The Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Send condolences to

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 20, 2014