Margaret D. Psimas
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Chesapeake - Margaret D. "Peggy" Psimas, age 65, passed away peacefully on March 5, 2014 with her family by her side. Peggy was born in Charlottesville, VA and grew up in Waynesboro and Chesapeake, VA.
She leaves behind her husband and best friend, Robert E. Psimas, Sr.; son Robert E. Psimas, Jr., his wife Lisa and their three children Kiera, Rowan & Gavin; son Ryan D. Psimas, his wife Karen and their two daughters, Brynn & Camryn; brother Polk Dillon, his wife Kathy and their children Lucius, Maya & Russell; sister in law Cindy Dillon, her husband Chauncey Klingensmith, and her daughter Stephanie Dillon; brothers in law, George Nicholas Psimas and his wife Julie, Alan Psimas; sisters in law, Nancy Psimas and Elizabeth Psimas; cousins; nieces; nephews; Special friends Betty Bartlett , Missie Hershey, Joyce & Harvey Seargeant, Terri & Ray Pond, Jo & David Griffin and other loving and devoted family and friends.
Peggy was predeceased by her parents, Dorothy Inman Dillon, Lucius P. Dillon Jr. & stepmother Elizabeth Dillon, as well as her brother, William Inman Dillon. She was also predeceased by her mother and father in law, Nancy Hagan Psimas & Dr. George N. Psimas.
Peggy graduated from Old Dominion College with a degree in Education. She loved teaching and retired in 2001 after a 20 year career. She worked for University Instructors, a tutoring firm in Richmond. She taught SOL remediation at WBI and enjoyed private tutoring for ages 4 through 20. She loved music, was a member of a folk band in high school, The Sometime Singers, in Waynesboro, Virginia. She performed in high school and college shows.
Peggy taught Sunday school at Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church and had been a member since 1969. She was a volunteer and past President of the Board for the Portsmouth Children's Museum, a member of the Junior Women's Club, The Southampton Garden Club, and the Portsmouth Service League. Peggy was also a member and past Secretary and Special Events Chair of the Boogie on the Bay Shag Club, her supportive, fun loving group. She was also a member of the Outer Banks Shag Club and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Peggy loved the Lord, her family, friends and entertaining. She loved music, watching birds, going to the beach, kayaking and especially loved spending time with her 5 grandchildren. She loved her annual trips to Myrtle Beach attending Shagging on the Strand "SOS". Her favorite song was "Lady Soul" and she never missed a chance to dance to it. Peggy was an angel - a unique, thoughtful and most giving and caring person, who touched and was loved by all she met. If help was needed, or just a friend, she was always there to give her support. She will be missed by all.
A celebration of her life will be held at Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church at 12 noon on Saturday March 8 and officiated by The Reverend Eileen Walsh. Following the service, entombment will take place at Meadowbrook Memorial Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd Chapel from 6-8 PM Friday March 7. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Saint Christopher's Church, 3300 Cedar lane, Portsmouth,, Virginia 23703. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 6, 2014