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Margaret "Peg" E. Torbich

September 15, 1931 ~ June 11, 2022 (age 90)

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Margaret Eleanor Torbich was born September 15, 1931 and died peacefully in her home with family members by her side on June 11, 2022.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Mary Pasterick and Andrew Torbich and her thirteen siblings: Mike , John, George, Edward, William, Irene, Dolores (Check), Theodore, Thomas, Patsy (Popovich), Marian, Robert and Albert.

Peg was a devoted Christian and a member of St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church.

Peg received her undergraduate degree in education from Duquesne University and her Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Peg spent most of her career as a reading specialist in the Woodland Hills School District. After retirement she was actively involved with the Pennsylvania Education Retirees where she served as present for 19 years.

Her commitment and passion for education was evident as she always championed for what she thought was best for both the students and the teachers.

Peg loved spending time with family and friends. She would never tire of hearing stories and getting updates from her 27 nieces, nephews and their families. Included in this group were her Goddaughters: Dorothy Vavra and Kayla Early. Although she had unique relationships with several of them, Peg was especially close to her nephew, Dan who happened to live on the same street. He checked on her daily and in recent years was her primary caregiver. They both loved Christmas and would spend the year planning for it. Shopping would start in January and end with the house being totally decorated by Dan in December. It was truly magical.

When she wasn’t with family you could find her shopping or dining with her friends. Although she lived alone, she always had the company of one of her furry friends, the most recent being a miniature poodle called Nacho.

Peg’s wish was to remain in her home which became more difficult in recent years. Her niece, Adrienne and nephew Dan spent endless hours making sure that her needs were met.

The family is filled with gratitude for the special caregivers at Home Instead and Gallagher Hospice along with a very special and caring person, Ramona Santiago.

She will be missed by many but her spirit, will and strength will stay with all of those whose lives she touched.

Friends welcome Thursday 1-5 p.m. at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Turtle Creek / Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350.
where a Panachida Service will be held at 5 p.m.

Peg will be laid to rest at Monongahela Cemetery.

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