Margaret D. Legath

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Margaret D. Legath

January 06, 1923 - March 30, 2011

Margaret D. Legath LEGATH – Margaret D., 88, Washington, D.C., passed away March 30, 2011, at Allegheny Lutheran Home, Johnstown. Born Jan. 6, 1923, in Johnstown, daughter of Paul and Mildred (Timchak) Legath. Preceded in death by parents; sisters, Laura Jean Shelly and Mildred Mellyn; and brother, Vincent. Survived by sisters, Elizabeth Piro and Rosemary Luprek; and brothers, Francis, married to the former Audrey Petrusky; and John, married to the former Laverne Custer, all of Johnstown. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was a 1941 graduate of Johnstown High School. Upon graduation, she passed a civil service test and accepted a secretarial position with the Navy Department. After numerous promotions and commendations, she advanced to an administrative assistant in the executive branch of the White House. During her 39-year career, she had the privilege of working in the administrations of eight different U.S. Presidents, from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan. Margaret loved Washington. She was a season ticket holder of the symphony and opera. She also attended many performances at the Kennedy Center. Margaret was an active member of Friends of Slovakia and attended many cultural affairs and receptions at Slovak Embassy. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Resurrection Roman Catholic Parish, Johnstown, formerly St. Stephen Church, where Margaret was baptized, made her first Holy Communion and confirmation, Father Alan Thomas, officiating. Private committal will be held at St. Stephen Cemetery. Visitation also will be held from 10 a.m. Saturday until time of funeral at Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., 710 Broad St. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Resurrection Parish, 408 Eighth Ave., Johnstown, Pa. 15906, in memory of Margaret. (
Published on March 31, 2011
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