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Margie G. (George) Stanger

May 15, 1932 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Margie Stanger Obituary

Margie G. Stanger passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024. She was 91.

Margie was born in Ford City, PA and moved as a young child to Hatboro before settling in Feasterville, PA in 1957 with her husband Ernest "Ernie" who preceded her in death in 2019. She was the oldest of three children and, like many Americans, was the product of multiple cultural backgrounds that she celebrated, her father of Greek heritage and her mother Scottish.

Margie and Ernie raised three children in Bucks County, were married for more than 60 years, and were known as generous, kind and caring people within the community. They moved in 2011 from Bucks County to Pittsburgh, PA where they quickly made friends and became active members of the Masonic Village retirement community.

Margie was a registered x-ray technician who worked for many years at Abington Hospital and in private physician offices as MRI technologies developed. Always a strong student with a quick and inquisitive mind, she skipped multiple grades during her public-school education and later completed liberal arts studies at Bucks County Community College. She particularly enjoyed reading and studying the works of Shakespeare.

She was an especially devoted and loving mother and grandmother, showed particular kindness to those in need and extended that kindness to animals. She volunteered as an adult reading tutor with Vita Education Services and routinely prepared supplemental food donations for Lower Southampton Elementary School children in need.

Along with Ernie, she enjoyed playing tennis, learning to dance, reviewing potential scripts for the Bristol Riverside Theater, and traveling. Favorite trips included their voyage to Antarctica and those to Europe, Greece and Yellowstone National Park.

Margie was a gracious host, including welcoming current and former neighbors for a huge annual reunion picnic in their backyard for decades. She also spent many hours caring for and playing with her grandchildren and often traveled to spend time with those living out of state.

She is survived by her sister Cathie and her children Margaret "Meg" Stanger, Ernest and Janealice Stanger (grandchildren Ernest and Nicholas and great grandchildren Ernest, Gianna and Aiden), and Jean and Brian McAulay (grandchildren Ian and Julia).

All services and interment will be held privately. Arrangements are entrusted to RICHARD D. COLE FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 328 Beaver St., Sewickley, PA 15143. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the National Park Foundation.

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