Margaret “Peggy” Knieriem, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away early Monday, October 4th at Independence Court of Monroeville. She was born, March 20, 1944, the daughter of the late Thomas and Olive Myers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Patricia “Pat” and brother, Thomas. Peggy is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Paul Dale Knieriem; two children, Wendy (William) Waugh of North Huntingdon and Paul (Meghan) Knieriem of Huntington, NY; and six grandchildren, Nicholas, Danielle, Jonathan, Zachary, Paul and Patrick. Peggy graduated from McKeesport High School in 1961 then attended nursing school at Montefiore Hospital and became an RN. She began her life’s work as an OR nurse in McKeesport Hospital then moved to private practice where she spent the majority of her career working for Dr. Spiegel and Dr. Fulciniti in White Oak. Peggy then moved onto manage seven physician practices for AGH. Before finishing her career at the Central Blood Bank and Bariatric Weight Loss Center. After retiring, she enjoyed time with family and friends at their house at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. Peggy also enjoyed tole painting and shared her creations with many loved ones. She was an active member of both Norwin Christian Church of North Huntingdon and St. John’s Lutheran Church of Swanton, MD, and former member of Christ United Methodist Church, N. Huntingdon. She was also a member of the Eastern Star. The family would like to thank the Hagedorn-Harrison family for their love and support.
Family and friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Norwin Christian Church, 9610 Barnes Lane Rd., N. Huntingdon, PA 15642. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Private interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Peggy.
Originally published October 05, 2021.