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Margaret “Peggy” McArdle, 79 – Schoolteacher, JEOPARDY! Watcher

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Margaret “Peggy” McArdle, 79, lifelong resident of Tamaqua, died on Saturday, August 15, 2020 in Coaldale.

She was the wife of the late Vincent A. McArdle to whom she would have been married 29 years at the time of his death on March 25, 1993.

Born in Pottsville, PA on June 13, 1941, Peggy was a daughter of the late Lester and Anne (nee McKeone) Eroh.

A 1959 graduate of Marian High School, she taught for 25 years in Catholic Schools. Those schools included St. Peter, Reading; St. Catherine, NJ; St. Jerome, Tamaqua; and the McAdoo Catholic School where she spent 14 years. Peggy also was a substitute teacher in regional Catholic schools.

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She was a member of The Parish of St. John XXIII, Tamaqua and the C.H. Berry Post #173, Tamaqua American Legion Auxiliary.

Peggy was enormously proud of her Irish heritage.

In her spare time, she loved doing word and number puzzles; was involved with BINGO and card games at the High Rise; and every evening faithfully watched Jeopardy and the Property Brothers.

Peggy is survived by daughter, Kellie McGlinchey and her husband Brian of Tamaqua; grandsons, Zach McGlinchey and Justin McArdle; granddaughter, Maddie McGlinchey; and sister, Kathleen Miller of Tamaqua. Predeceasing her were sons, Vincent McArdle in 2003 and Brian McArdle in 2017; grandson, Joshua McArdle; and a sister, Pat Kulha.

Mass of Christian Burial held on Friday, August 21 in St. John the XXIII Catholic Church, Tamaqua. Interment in St. Jerome Cemetery, Tamaqua will follow the mass.

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Memorials in Margaret’s name may be made to The Parish of St. John XXIII, 307 Pine Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements were handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.

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