Margaret Ann "Margie" Vinkler, 84, of Greensburg, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. She was born June 14, 1937, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Orazio and Antoinette (Cremonese) Basile. Margie was a graduate of Greensburg High School, then attended classes at WCCC and University of Pittsburgh Greensburg campus. Prior to retirement, she had been employed by the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg campus and previously worked at Westmoreland Casualty Insurance Co. and Bell Telephone. She was a member of The Church of St. Paul and its Rosary Altar Society. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael J. Vinkler; four brothers, Alfonso, Maurice, Louis and Paul Basile; and two sisters, Emily Borasio and Josephine Troglio. She is survived by her children, Michael Vinkler (Mary), of Kensington, Md., Michele Fischer Baughman (Mark), of Greensburg, Mark Vinkler (Deneen), of Irwin, and Maureen Ritson (Robert), of Greensburg; eght grandchildren, Olivia, Ian, Avianna, Evan and Eve Vinkler, Angelica Fischer and Taylor and Megan Ritson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dolores Basile, Thomas Vinkler (Cindy), David Vinkler (Judy), Lynn Caccia (Rick), Joe Twigger and Kay Vinkler; special family friend, Michael Guidas (Diane) and their children, Jake and Nick; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. Prayers will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Catholic Church, Greensburg. Entombment will follow in Greensburg Catholic Cemetery, Hempfield Township. The family would like to thank her ICU team at Excela Westmoreland, Ray Paronish of Excela Palliative Care and her PCP, Dr. Eric Campbell for their kindness and care. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.bachafh.com
Published by Tribune Review from Oct. 10 to Oct. 11, 2021.