Margaret (McGarrigle) Raith

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Margaret "Peg" A. (McGarrigle) Raith, 93, of Muhlenberg Township, died on Tuesday, August 28, at St. Joseph Hospital, Reading.

Born in Philadelphia on May 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late C. Norman and Mary (Bramble) McGarrigle. She was the wife of the late Dr. Charles A. Raith, who passed away on May 27, 2003.

Peg served as the residence director of the Reading Branch YMCA for more than 25 years. The "Y Family" knew her high standards as well as her compassion for those who resided there. It is here, at the Y, where she made so many lifelong friends with members and colleagues.

Peg's interest in good government had her actively

involved organizing and working in many political campaigns on local, state and national levels. She and her husband Charles were instrumental in creating the Reading Division of the World Affairs Council. She was also very active in

Albright College where for many years she organized the Albright College Garden Party.

Peg will be greatly missed by her friends and family. Gathering the family together every summer on Nantucket Island, Mass., was especially important to Peg, which she continued as recently as last month.

The family who called her "Nonna" includes her daughter, Barbara A. (Raith) Moll, wife of James Moll, of Sinking Spring; son, Mark A. Raith, husband of Sheila C. (Overa) Raith, of Mt. Penn; her three grandchildren: J. Patrick Moll, of Sinking Spring; Maximilian A. Raith, of Mt. Penn; and Rachel C. (Humes) Manzo, wife of Louis F. Manzo, of Westfield, N.J.; her three great-grandchildren: Natalie, Mary and Alice Manzo, of Westfield, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews.

Margaret A. Raith was predeceased by her daughter, Linda A. Raith, in 1962; two brothers, Harry and Neil; and three sisters: Eileen, Patricia and Helen.

As per Peg's wishes, there will be no services. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Contributions in her memory be made to the YMCA of Reading or any .

Kuhn Funeral Home & Crematory are in charge of

arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at

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Published in Reading Eagle from Sept. 2 to Sept. 6, 2018