Margaret was born in Pittsburgh, PA
She is survived by her five children and their spouses, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her beloved daughter in law Susan.
At age three she began piano lessons and became an accomplished classical pianist graduating from Carnegie Mellon University. During World War II Margaret was a Russian language decoder for Army Military Intelligence. She became a teacher of all sorts, and combined with her music these activities created the most joy in her life. She was a church musician serving several Lutheran churches. She enjoyed being wet whether swimming in the ocean or a pool and teaching others to do the same, from infants to adults.
In her later years her severely diminished eyesight left her unable to read music so like all Great Depression children, she improvised. Thus, “Musical Memories by Mary Margaret” was born. She performed in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehabilitation centers receiving as much joy as she was providing.
Free of all earthly restraints we are certain she is tinkling the ivories and entertaining may heavenly companions.
At the request of the family, there will be no services. Her remains will be scattering in Barbados, Eastern Tennessee and Vero Beach.
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