GREENVILLE, PA (MyValleyTributes) – Margaret R. Erdesky, age 91, of Hempfield Avenue, West Salem Township, Greenville, passed away Sunday morning, April 14, 2019, in UPMC Horizon Farrell.
She was born in Greenville on October 30, 1927, to Frank R. and Mary E. (Derrick) Petrick.
Margaret was a 1945 graduate of St. Michael High School and received her certification in teletyping from the Western Union School.
On November 5, 1949, she married John B. “Jack” Erdesky, Sr., he passed away on May 23, 1992.
Margaret was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She and her late husband operated together the former Jack’s Gulf Station on Clarksville Street from 1963-1973 and had previously worked for Western Union and First National Bank.
She was a lifetime member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, where she had served as a Eucharistic Minister, sang in the choir, helped with St. Michael School retreats at Camp Nazareth and volunteered for the school bazaar for many years. In 2006, she was honored by the school in appreciation for her many years of dedication.
Margaret had also volunteered as a cub scout den mother in Greenville.
She was an avid card player and had belonged to the same card club for over 70 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Deborah M. Sokolak and her husband, Thomas, of West Middlesex, Mary Susan Oskin and her husband, Laird, of Baltimore, Maryland and Barbara Ann Brooks and her husband, Edward of Jamestown, New York; two sons, John B. “Jack” Erdesky, Jr. and his wife, Ronda, of Greenville and Mark S. Erdesky and his wife, Joanne of Hermitage; a sister, Mary Catherine Petrick of Port Charlotte, Florida; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 85 North High Street, Greenville, PA 16125.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 South Main Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 North High Street, Greenville, Pennsylvania, with Rev. V. David Foradori as celebrant.
Burial with committal prayers will be in St. Michael Cemetery.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, April 17 at the following approximate times: 12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.