Margaret Julia (Simon) Salsgiver, 88, of Kittanning, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot.
A daughter of the late Albert Steve Simon and Ida (Kaul) Simon, she was born on December 28, 1930 in Bethel Township, Armstrong County, PA.
Margaret had been employed by Thorofare Markets as a meat packer/wrapper for 30 years before retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church in Leechburg including the church’s Ladies’ Auxiliary and the Order of the Eastern Star. Margaret was an avid reader who enjoyed traveling and going to the family’s camp. She also loved animals, most especially her dog, Peppy.
Survivors include her son, Thomas M. Salsgiver (Cynthia) of Washington Township; her daughter, Deborah R. Elliott (Thomas) of Sarver; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. Ray Salsgiver Jr. on June 4, 2002; a grandson, Heath Allen Salsgiver; three brothers, Steve, Albert and Alex Simon; two sisters, Rose Pearson and Ida Topar.
Friends welcomed by her family on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051). Additional visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 18, at Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church, 271 Main Street, Leechburg, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of funeral ceremonies at 11 a.m. with Rev. Gary J. Lyon officiating. Interment following at Greenwood Memorial Park, 104 Melwood Rd., Lower Burrell.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Margaret may be made to the Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church, 271 Main St., Leechburg, PA 15656.
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