Margaret (Marge) M. Merriman

Margaret (Marge) M. Merriman

BIRTH: 05/27/1931

DEATH: 09/11/2019

Margaret (Marge) M. Merriman, 88, of Fair Oaks, PA passed away unexpectedly on September 11, 2019.

She was born to the late James and Sarah Belcastro on May 27, 1931, in Sewickley, PA.  Marge attended Fair Oaks School.

She married the late John Merriman in 1969, and they lived together in Fair Oaks for 45 years. Marge is survived by three children: Adolph Stephansky, Jr. and his wife Karen of Economy; John J. Stephansky and his wife Charleen, of Fair Oaks; Samantha Hiller, of Leetsdale; and three stepchildren, John Merriman, Jr. of Fair Oaks; Lynn Galloway of Ambridge and Mary Merriman of Baden. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Erin Stephansky, of Conway; Cristen Stephansky of McLean, VA; Justin Stephansky and his wife Monica of Cranberry; John Stephansky, Jr. of Spotsylvania, VA; Christina Hiller and Derek Hiller of Leetsdale; and three great-grandchildren, Leila, Larke and Morgan Stephansky.  She is survived by her brothers, Albert Belcastro and his wife Jackie of Aliquippa; Lou Belcastro and his wife Lucy of Philadelphia; Tom Belcastro and his wife Phyllis, of Leetsdale; her sister Jeanette Havens of Sewickley, sister-in-law Nancy Belcastro of Atlanta, GA, cousins, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Marge was predeceased by her loving husband in 2014 and her siblings Michael Belcastro, James Belcastro, Jr., Jerry Belcastro, and Joseph Belcastro, and Betty DeAngelo.

Marge loved being engaged in the lives of her friends and family and kept very active until her passing.  She deeply loved her family and friends.  Some of her favorite memories were of growing up in a large family in Fair Oaks, the community where she spent a majority of her life.  Celebrations with loved ones were important to her, and she carried on the tradition of hosting (and cooking) holiday meals.  Marge often held card nights at her home where everyone was welcome.

She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed laughing and telling stories.  Marge was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan and enjoyed visiting the casino.

When you think of Marge, please celebrate the good memories you have of her.  She lived a remarkable life that greatly touched all of the individuals around her.  She will be missed.

A memorial visitation to celebrate Marge’s life will be held Saturday September 28th, from 10:00 A.M. until the times of service at 12:00 P.M. at the Gabauer-Matter Funeral Home, 1133 Church St, Ambridge, PA.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the charity of their choice.


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Donna Adipietro from Fair Oaks wrote on September 17, 2019 at 7:52 pm:
I am so sorry about your loss.
Marge was an incredible lady who took me under her wing when I started at Eat n Park, many years ago.