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Margaret U. Baber

December 13, 1933 July 12, 2019
Margaret U. Baber
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Margaret Susannah Uhrig Baber, 85, of Stahlstown, died peacefully Friday, July 12, 2019.

She was born December 13, 1933 in Eberbach, Baden, Germany, a daughter of the late Adolph and Lina Uhrig.

After World War II she lived in Greenwich, CT, with her parents and attended Greenwich High School. She earned her Associates degree from Concordia College in Bronxville, NY and in 1997, she completed her BS at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. In 1962, she married William W. Baber of Howardsville, VA and they were married for 57 years. For 47 years, Margaret and Bill have been active members of St. Michael's of the Valley Episcopal Church in Rector. Margaret was chair and co-chair of the St. Michael's Fair in the 1970's and a member of the Vestry. She was very active with several different service organizations in the Ligonier Valley. She served on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Tree Farmers Assoc. and the Penn State forest stewardship program.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a grandson, Christian Meriweather Baber Kennedy, and her sister Anne Bria.

Margaret is survived by her husband William W. Baber, two children; Dr. Anne (Matthew) Wallis of Louisville, KY and Dr. William W. (Hiroko) Baber III of Kyoto, Japan, and three grandchildren: Alexander William Edward Wallis and Romi Margaret Isabel and Maya Lewis Baber.

A funeral service to celebrate Margaret's life will be held Saturday at 11:00AM at St. Michael's of the Valley Church, Rector, with her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Dr. James B. Simons officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Michael's Cemetery, Rector, with a reception to follow in the Smith House. All are welcome.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made in Margaret's memory to the St. Michael's of the Valley Rector's Discretionary Fund, P.O. Box 336, Ligonier, PA 15658


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