Margaret R. Erdesky


Margaret R. Erdesky, age 91, of Hempfield Avenue, West Salem Township, Greenville, passed away Sunday morning April 14, 2019, in UPMC Horizon Farrell.
She was born in Greenville on Oct. 30, 1927, to Frank R. and Mary E. (Derrick) Petrick.
Margaret was a 1945 graduate of St. Michael High School and received her certification in teletyping from the Western Union School.
On Nov. 5, 1949, she married John B. "Jack" Erdesky Sr. He passed away on May 23, 1992.
Margaret was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She and her late husband together operated the former Jack's Gulf Station on Clarksville Street from 1963-1973 and she previously worked for Western Union and First National Bank.
She was a lifetime member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, where she had served as a Eucharistic Minister, sang in the choir, helped with St. Michael School retreats at Camp Nazareth and volunteered for the school bazaar for many years.
In 2006, she was honored by the school in appreciation for her many years of dedication. Margaret had also volunteered as a cub scout den mother in Greenville. She was an avid card player and had belonged to the same card club for over 70 years.
Survivors include, three daughters, Deborah M. Sokolak and her husband Thomas of West Middlesex, Mary Susan Oskin and her husband Laird of Baltimore, Md., and Barbara Ann Brooks and her husband Edward of Jamestown, N.Y.; two sons, John B. "Jack" Erdesky Jr. and his wife Ronda of Greenville and Mark S. Erdesky and his wife Joanne of Hermitage; a sister, Mary Catherine Petrick of Port Charlotte, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125.

Margaret R., 91, of Hempfield Avenue, West Salem Township, Greenville.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. today (4-16-19) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville. Visitors are welcome to sign the online guest book and view a video tribute at
Funeral service: Mass of Christian burial, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (4-17-19) in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, with Rev. V. David Foradori, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial: With committal prayers in St. Michael Cemetery.
Published on April 15, 2019
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4 posts

Liz Jones
Apr 18, 2019
It sounds as if you have been blessed for many years in your Grandmother. Bitter/Sweet... Hold onto all of the sweetness. Hugs, my friend.
Barbara urban
Apr 16, 2019
Dear Debbie and family my deepest sympathy to you, Tom and all of your family on the death of your mom. I’m sorry I could not pay my respects at the funeral home but it was too late when I read the calling hours in the paper.
Deidre Webb & Family
Apr 16, 2019
Susan and family,
Lifting prayers that God will overflow your hearts with His peace to comfort you, and memories that bring you joy!
Love and hugs, Dee,Tiffany and Tony
Susan McFadden
Apr 16, 2019
Susan, Laird, Aunt Mary, and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I hope you can find comfort in knowing without a doubt she is in Heaven with Jesus our Lord. She is happy and at peace! Big Hugs to you all! Love, Susan and Jacob.