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Obituary for Margaret Ann "Peggy" Horchak

Margaret “Peggy” Ann Horchak, 87, of Indiana, died Tuesday, March 29th, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. Born November 10th, 1934, in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late William Carl Schry and Mary (Hughes) Schry. She was the wife of the late Michael Donald Horchak, whom she married June 12, 1954, spending over 64 years together.

Peggy was a graduate of Johnstown Catholic High School. After graduation she attended Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, where she received her associates degree. For many years she worked as a preschool teacher before moving to Florida, where she and her husband owned and operated a plant nursery.

Peggy was an avid reader, and enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles and sudoku. She loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, Hines Ward, and the Pittsburgh Pirates, but most importantly she loved her family.

She was a member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Indiana; and a bridge club called the Ding-a-lings.

Peggy is survived by her children: Mary Ann Duncan, of Indiana; Michael Horchak (Bonnie), of Rural Valley; David Horchak, of Cherry Tree; and Bruce Horchak (Marty), of Tampa, FL. She will also be missed by 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild; her brother, Jim Schry (Eli), of Michigan; brother-in-law, Danny Omasta (Wilma); niece, Vickie Balthaser (Dave); nephew, Mike Omasta (Lisa); and friends: Bernadette Wolff, Evelyn Haggerty, June Vanuccie, and Chris Brewer.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Beckner; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Duncan.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning, April 4th at 10 AM at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church. Rev. Fr. Tage Danielson, OFM, Cap,, celebrant. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Horchak family is being assisted by Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home & Crematory of Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Indiana County Humane Society, 191 Airport Road, Indiana, PA 15701.

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