Margaret A. Vinkler
1937 - 2021
BORN
1937
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home
516 Stanton St
Greensburg, PA
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.
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516 Stanton St, Greensburg, PA
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13
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St. Paul Catholic Church
Greensburg, PA
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Margie was the sweetest, kindest spirit. She welcomed me when I taught a few part-time classes back in the 1990s, and then again when I joined the full-time faculty in 2000. She was such a light and so helpful to me when I was floundering around (which was often) as a new and clueless faculty person. I adored her and am so sorry to hear of her passing.
Lori Jakiela
October 18, 2021
I just saw Margie in the DVD of Mrs. Quinns presentation at UPG from 1994. I am so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to her family.
Rick Fogle, Dean of Student Services
Work
October 15, 2021
I remember Margie fondly. She was very helpful when I was a new professor at Pitt-Greensburg. She was very kind. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Dr. Kristen Asplin
Work
October 12, 2021
Mark and family. Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John Pipak
October 12, 2021
Margie and I had a great friendship from our days in the Faculty Office Building at UPG. Dave and I will miss her and convey our sympathy to her wonderful family. Cathy and Dave Schmidt Gainesville, Virginia
Cathy and Dave Schmidt
October 11, 2021
To Margie's family, The loss of such a wonderful woman whose goodness, love, devotion, dedication & lovely sense of humor, was such a gift to her children, grandchildren, & all who knew her will be cherished here on earth & with God forever more. May she be joined with her husband in peace. My prayers go out to you all. Cynthia (Basile) Phillips
Cynthia (Basile) Phillips
October 11, 2021
I am sorry to learn of Margie's passing. Your family has my deepest sympathies.
Barbara Barnhart - Pitt Greensburg
October 11, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Margie. The family has my sincere sympathy. I always enjoyed working and talking with her.
Lou Ann Sears
Work
October 11, 2021
My most sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to family and friends. Margie was so great to have as a colleague and I'm sure as a family member. May you feel God's presence, peace, comfort, love, and hope.
Michael Lucci, Natural Sciences, Math, and Engineering Division, UPG
October 11, 2021
The Schutzman
October 11, 2021
i met Margie at Westmoreland Casualty Company near the end of its existence. She was a FUN SWEET person and I often wondered what happened to her. I am so sorry she's gone.
JEFF STAHL
Work
October 11, 2021
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