Died- January 16, 2013
Margaret Mary "Marge" Pancavage, Schoentown, passed away Wednesday at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street.
She was born Dec. 12, 1934, in Philadelphia, after which she resided in Frackville. Margaret was a daughter of the late John Chapman, a professional baseball player for the Philadelphia A's, formerly of Centralia, and her mother, the late Mary Dee Chapman, a school teacher and former resident of Lost Creek.
Marge was employed as an operator for Bell Telephone Co. in Pennsylvania for 20 years and then worked as an administrative assistant for Good Samaritan Hospital for 30 years until retiring in 2007.
Margaret will always be known for her vitality in life and commitment to her family and friends.
Marge recently was acknowledged by the governor of Pennsylvania for being one of the women voters who consecutively voted for 50-plus years without missing an election in the state of Pennsylvania.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Pancavage.
Surviving are a sister, Elizabeth Gownley, Harrisburg; a daughter, Marybeth Pancavage, Philadelphia; her long-time companion, John Marx, Schoentown; cousins, Elizabeth Dee Beckett and Donald Beckett, both of Frackville, Margaret Chapman and Thomas Chapman, both of Harrisburg; nieces, nephews and other cousins.
Funeral services and interment will be private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 or online at www.lung.org/donate
. Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home, 208 Pike St., Port Carbon, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in Republican & Herald on January 18, 2013, Friday