Peggy Abell Cusick, 59, of Denver, N.C., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at her home.
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Peggy was born Aug. 20, 1953, in Cleveland, to Dorothea (Dottie) Montgomery Abell and the late John (Jack) Abell.
Peggy is a graduate of West Geauga High School and received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Ashland College.
Peggy used her accounting skills at Cohen & Company, a CPA firm in Cleveland and Matthews, Gallovic & Granito, a CPA firm in Mentor. She became a certified financial planner and started her own personal financial planning and tax preparation business.
Peggy had also been the treasurer for Mentor United Methodist Church and Hope Ridge United Methodist Church over the years. She was the fiscal officer and Cemetery Sexton for Concord Township for 13 years, before she moved to North Carolina in 2009. Peggy enjoyed walking her dog, Guinness through the neighborhood and spending time with friends and family.
In addition to her mother, Peggy is survived by her loving family including her husband, David Cusick; son, Kyle Cusick of Greenville, S.C.; daughter, Carly Cusick of Charlotte, N.C.; brothers, Scott (Susan) Abell and Jack (Mary Ellen) Abell; brother-in-law, Glenn (Kathy) Cusick; nephews, David (Danielle) Cusick, Glenn (Rachael) Cusick, Erik (Becky) Abell, Mark (Allison) Abell, Patrick Abell and Rob (Suzie) Mapes; niece, Kelly (Brendan) O'Shea; four grandnieces; and three grandnephews.
Along with her father, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Cindy Abell; father-in-law, Robert D. Cusick (former Mayor of Brooklyn Heights); and mother-in-law, Martha (Madge) Cusick.
A service celebrating Peggy's life will be held 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Hope Ridge United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 4 p.m. A reception will follow the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Ridge United Methodist Church, 9870 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Mentor, OH 44060.
Friends may offer condolences to the family at www.raymerfh.com.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Feb. 20, 2013