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Margaret E. "Marge" Moffat

July 23, 1933 ~ January 20, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Margaret E. Moffat Obituary

Margaret E."Marge" Moffat, 89, of Ligonier, died Friday January 20, 2023 in the company of those that she loved. She was born on July 23, 1933, and raised in Marguerite, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Sanko and Mary Loncharich.  Marge was a devoted member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Ligonier for over 50 years, dedicating herself to serving the parish as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, often traveling to give communion to sick parishioners.  She also participated in the Rosary and Adoration Groups, and earlier as volunteer in the Holy Trinity School cafeteria.  She was also a member of the Secular Order Discalced Carmelites (OCDS). 
In addition to her numerous volunteer activities, throughout her long career, Marge worked in accounting at Latrobe Steel, as a tax preparer for H&R Block, as well as service for Laurel Valley Golf Club for 25 years.  
You could often find her outdoors, either gardening or walking the Ligonier High School track and trails.  Always smiling, she loved to cook and bake for a crowd.  Her greatest pleasure, however, was spending time with family and friends, and challenging them to games of Scrabble or Rummikub.  
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Cecil Riffle, in 1969, her second husband, Donald Moffat, in 2011, her sisters Ann Kusiolek and Mary Susa, and four brothers, Phil, Frank, Anthony and Louis Loncharich.  
She is survived by her brother Paul Loncharich of Latrobe; daughter Linda (Michael) Duff of Upper St. Clair; stepchildren: David (Donna) Moffat of Latrobe, Duane (Pam) Moffat of Somerset, Lisa (Brent) Rowley of Winter Springs, Florida; grandchildren: Ellen and William Duff, Alison (Brian) Gloekler, Ryan (Angela), Andrew (Jamie), Adam, Christopher, Kylie and Donald Moffat, Amber (Jeremy) Shinall, and Brandon (Tayla) Rowley; great grandchildren: Violet, Lily, Willow, Hawkins, Winslow, Hunter, Emma, Noah, Malachi, Wesley, Cole and Kyle; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street, Ligonier.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11am at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Menoher Cemetery.
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