Peggy Gergely, 65, teacher and religious education director, St. James Catholic member

By on January 10, 2018

Peggy Gergely, 65, of Manheim, formerly of Morgantown W.Va., passed away Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at her residence.

She was the loving wife of Patrick P. Gergely, celebrating 42 years of marriage. Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Margaret (Nee) Hennigan.

She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in education from West Virginia University, and served as a dedicated teacher with Monongalia County Schools, and as a religious educator director at the former St. Theresa Catholic Church in Morgantown. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Lititz, and the Red Rose Quilting Club, Lancaster.

In addition to her loving husband: Pat; Peggy is survived by her son: Steven, husband of Colleen Gergely, Manheim; her daughter: Karen Gergely, Lamoni, Iowa; two grandchildren: Julia and Patrick; her brother: Thomas, husband of Barbara Hennigan, Delmont; and two sisters: Mary Ann Meissner, Pittsburgh; and Patty, wife of Ken Crawford, Fort Lauderdale Fla.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of life mass for Peggy at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz, on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m., with Rev. James O’Blaney C.Ss.R officiating. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at a luncheon in the St. James Parish Hall.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Peggy’s memory may sent to: Peggy Gergely Memorial Book Fund, Attn: Heather Coonan, H.C. Burgard Elementary School, 111 S. Penn St., Manheim PA 17545.

Arrangements by Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Condolences may be offered online at

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