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1920 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Margaret W. "Peggy" Moser, (born Wilda Margaret Moser, June 12, 1920), of Avalon, passed away at St. Clair Hospital on June 4, 2014, of natural causes, after a multi-year struggle with a variety of medical problems. The third daughter of William Edgar Moser (1868-1931) and Mary Loretta Brophy (1885-1964), Peggy was baptized Wilda Margaret Moser (named for an aunt in her father's family). She lived the longest of all her siblings, which include Dolores Marion (Moser) Laush (1917-2000), Mary Bracken Moser (1918-1925), Martin William Moser (1923-2002) and Hilda Ellen (Moser) Aland (1927-2010). She is survived by her brother-in- law, David Seville Aland; six nephews, David, Chris, Sean and Tim Aland, Scott and Andrew Moser; and one niece, Diane Moser. Peggy spent her early years in Butler, PA where her father was a comptroller for American Steel Car (Pullman). Her father died in 1931 and the family moved in with Peggy's maternal grandparents in East Liberty, Pittsburgh. In 1938, the family moved to an apartment adjacent to Bellevue High School just blocks away from Assumption Church where Peggy and her family attended school and Sunday services. At the end of WWII, Peggy, her mother and siblings, purchased a home on Elizabeth Ave. in Avalon. Following graduation from Bellevue High School, Peggy went to work at Koppers (now Lehigh-Hanson) as a pool stenographer and eventually became the administrative assistant to the president of the company. She retired in 1985 and worked as a volunteer librarian in Avalon and Bellevue and composing reams of poetry. In her 70 years on Elizabeth Avenue, she spent hours of spare time creating garden displays that inspired her neighbors to do likewise. She loved Avalon for the trees when they moved in the house in 1944. She was disappointed that the borough did not keep the forest-like atmosphere and constantly lobbied her neighbors to plant trees. Peggy will be missed for her intellect, creativity, and her sensitive knack for recognizing the needs of the community and actively encouraging better living for everyone. She will be buried in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery. A Mass intention for Peggy will be offered on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the 8:00 a.m. Mass, Church of the Assumption, Bellevue. Arrangements by LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Bellevue.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from July 2 to July 13, 2014
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