Margaret W. Gravell (Peg), 88, of West Pittston, passed away Tuesday evening, June 5, 2018 in Geisinger South Wilkes Barre under the care of Celtic Hospice.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Paul E. Gravell. Peg resided her entire life along the banks of the Susquehanna River in either West Pittston or Meshoppen, PA.
Born on January 1, 1930, Peg was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel (Loveland) Watson. She is survived by five children, Wayne Gravell and his wife Mickie, Wilmington, DE; Diane Frisco, Philadelphia; David T. Gravell, Effort; Paul Jeffrey Gravell and his wife Susan, Lake Ariel; and Cheryl Walsh and her husband Richard, West Pittston; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Judith Hornstra and her husband Jack, Sparta, NJ; and nephew, Paul Thomas Carpenter, Honesdale and family. In addition to her parents and husband, Peg was preceded in death by her brother Malcolm L. Watson and sister Ruth E. Carpenter.
Peg had been an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, West Pittston since childhood. Her involvement included being a Sunday school teacher, Women’s Association member and officer, choir member, and serving as the church secretary for 25 years. Additionally, Peg was active in the community. She served as a volunteer at the Tyler Memorial Hospital and participated in activities for the Tunkhannock Library Association.
A Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11am in the First Presbyterian Church of West Pittston located at the Wyoming Presbyterian Church, Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming. The Rev. James Thyren will officiate. Interment will be private in Memorial Shrine Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives in the church on Saturday morning from 10am-11am. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you honor her dedication to her church with a contribution to the First Presbyterian Church, West Pittston, 40 Institute Street, Wyoming, PA 18644. Arrangements are entrusted to Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.