Obituary Notice: Margaret D. ‘Margy’ Lanich

Obituary Notice: Margaret D. 'Margy' Lanich (Provided photo)

Obituary Notice: Margaret D. ‘Margy’ Lanich (Provided photo)

Margaret D. ‘Margy’ Lanich, 77, of Clearfield died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the Mountain Laurel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.

She was born Sept. 13, 1936 in DuBois, a daughter of the late George and Jane (Sinclair) Dietzel.

Mrs. Lanich retired as a library aide from the Clearfield Area School District after more than 30 years of employment.
She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Clearfield, where she had served as a deacon, trustee and elder.

Mrs. Lanich was also a member of the Deborah Circle and several Sunday school classes at the church. She was a past president of the Presbyterian Women’s Association and a member of the NON group of Clearfield as well as the Junior Women’s Club, Clearfield.

She’s survived by three children, Alison LaFrance and her husband, Joseph of Manheim, David Lanich and his wife, Rose of Clearfield and Martin Lanich and his wife, Jill of Sharpsville; two grandchildren, Madeline LaFrance and Jacob Lanich; and two brothers, James Dietzel and his wife, Carol of Potomac, Md. and Paul Dietzel of Clearfield.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin R. ‘Skip’ Lanich on Sept. 13, 2011 and whom she wed Feb. 13, 1960 and a brother, G. Richard Dietzel.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, with the Rev. J. Robert Mellgard and Mr. Richard Barkley officiating. Burial will follow in the Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde.

Friends will be received from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Presbyterian Church of Clearfield, 119 N. Second St., Clearfield.

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