Margaret L. ‘Peg’ Zoellner
Margaret L. “Peg” Zoellner, of Johnstown, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the St. Johnsville Rehabilitation and Nursing Center from complications relating to Alzheimers.
Having lived in Glens Falls, Amsterdam, Johnstown and Northampton, she and her husband returned to Johnstown in 2002. Peg was 86, born in 1930 to Margaret and Fred Lambert in Glens Falls.
Peg was a Class of 1948 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Glens Falls, where she had been co-captain of the cheerleaders. She pursued a passion for Nursing and was accepted in the St. Mary’s Hospital (Amsterdam) School of Nursing, graduating in 1951. Peg received her certification as a Registered Nurse in 1952.
In 1952, she married Milt Zoellner who was teaching and coaching in Johnstown. Married just short of 65 years, they have three children Michael Zoellner (Mary) of Dallas, Georgia, Thomas Zoellner (Joan) of St. Albans, Vermont and Sue Cross (Daniel) of Wallingford, Connecticut and three grandsons Marcus Zoellner, Anthony Zoellner and Alexander Cross. She was predeceased by her parents and a sister Ellen Busch.
Peg worked at St. Mary’s Hospital over a 50 year span, having taken time off to raise their small children for the last 10 years of her career. She was a very popular fixture in the Recovery Room at St. Mary’s. She was of the Catholic faith, a communicant of Holy Trinity Church in Johnstown. Her natural rhythm led to a love of music and dancing. She sang with the Mohawk Valley Chorus under the leadership of John Nethaway. Blessed with natural coordination, Peg developed into an above-average bowler and golfer. Her constant smile, energy and vitality will be sorely missed.
A Catholic Service will be offered for Margaret at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.
Memorial visitation for family and friends will be on Tuesday prior to the service from 4:30 P.M. until 6:30 P.M. at the funeral home.
Donations in Peg’s memory to J.A.V.A.C., P.O. Box 523, Johnstown, New York 12095 will be greatly appreciated.
Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.barterdonnan.com.