Margaret Anthony Obituary (1940-2021) – Slatington, PA

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We are very sad to announce the death of Margaret (Peggy) Jane Anthony on October 16, 2021. Peggy was born on February 18th, 1940 in the Stroudsburg area as the first of four daughters of Julia Carolyn (Doyle) and Peter Joseph Lakavage. She lived on Furnace Road in Lehigh Furnace, Lehigh County for most of her life. She graduated from Slatington High School and worked a long career at Western Electric and through the various transitions. Loved gardening, Peggy was a great cook and skilled craftsman, avid reader, and eventually started a successful second-hand bookstore with her partner and best friend, Gail Haldeman. Peggy and Gail traveled, loved bird watching, dogs and cats. Peggy loved everything that had to do with nature except snakes. She was an active member and volunteer for the Assumption Catholic Church in Slatington and could be seen in the kitchen or baking for fundraisers, cleaning, or arranging flowers for the church. She was also a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. You never left Peggy’s house without a small present, a book, a plant, something she made or cooked.

Peggy’s local claim to fame was leading the Senior Girl Scout Troop 159, with members in Slatington, Slatedale, and New Tripoli. Under her guidance, the girls raised money to offset half the cost of a two-week tour of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1969. Peggy’s ambition was to let them see what was possible, and they did. We thank you for that! Peggy loved these girls like her own, and they have returned that respect to her over the years.

Peggy is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Carol Ann Musto, her son Peter Michael Anthony, her niece Lisa Snyder, her first husband William Earl Anthony and her closest friend and consort Gail Haldeman. Peggy leaves behind her husband Carl Bauer, her sisters Mary Kathlyn Garrison and Star Lakavage (husband Michael Shelby Walker) and her niece Sheilah Michaels (husband Michael McCord). We would like to thank the very gracious and competent staff at Fellowship Manor and a special thank you to their Furnace Road family for all of their friendship, kindness, help and attention over the years.

On Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 10 a.m., a funeral mass will be held in the Catholic Church of the Assumption, 649 W Washington St, Slatington, followed by a funeral in Slatedale Cemetery. Please, at Peggy’s request, no flowers, but take advantage of these thoughts by sending a donation to the Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The preparations are in the hands of Harding Funeral Home, Slatington, www.hardingfuneralhomeinc.com

Posted by Morning Call on October 17, 2021.


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