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Margaret Howard

June 15, 1944 — June 9, 2024


Margaret “Peg” Victor Howard, surrounded by family and friends, passed away at her home on Sunday, June 9, 2024, at 79 years old. 

She was born June 15, 1944, in Ridgway to Mario “Spike” T Victor and Margaret Whelan.

Peg was a lifelong resident of Ridgway. Throughout her life, she was a professional secretary, a showjumper, a scuba diver, a softball coach, a proud staff member at Joe Mac’s Pub, and an ATA bus driver. Among these achievements, Peg was a mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She loved  to travel, especially to attend her granddaughters’ softball games. Everyone who was ever in her orbit was imparted some kind of wisdom to, whether you wanted it or not. To say she will be missed by those who love her is an understatement.

She is survived by her partner Patricia Lewis of Ridgway; her sons Dean Howard and his wife Christine of Greensburg, and Daniel Howard and his wife Michelle of Ridgway; her granddaughters Margaret and Lauren Howard of Greensburg, and Elizabeth Howard of Florida; her grandsons Cameron Howard and his partner Chelsie of Ridgway, Benjamin Howard and William Howard of Florida, and Frank Howard of Ridgway; her great-grandson Sullivan Howard of Ridgway; her sisters Carol Swanson and Marcia Dunton of Ridgway, and her brothers Frank Victor and his wife Melissa, and Michael Victor and his wife Betsy of Erie. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and her great group of friends (Boogie,Kim, Mona, Pam, Gina, Rosa, Servie, Judy, and Amy).

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved stepmother Betty Victor, her son Donald Howard, and her daughter-in-law Melissa Birch Howard.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret Howard will be celebrated on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 11:00 AM at St. Leo Catholic Church, 111 Depot Street, Ridgway, PA 15853, with Fr. Justin Pino officiating.

Burial will be at Thayer Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Krise Funeral Home, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at
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Thursday, June 13, 2024

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Krise Funeral Home & Cremation Services

130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853

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Friday, June 14, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Leo Magnus Church

111 Depot St, Ridgway, PA 15853

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