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|Margaret "Peggy" Conger Unsworth|
|Service: May 12, 2018 (Saturday) at 2:00 p.m.|
Location: Guild Chapel at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
Margaret "Peggy" Conger Unsworth died at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Sunday, March 25th, 2018. Margaret Conger was born in Newark, New Jersey, and graduated from East Orange High School in 1941. She attended Vassar and UNC Chapel Hill, graduating in 1945. She met Byron "Barney" Unsworth while doing graduate work at Rutgers; they married in 1949 and had three children. In 1960, the family moved to Ithaca, New York, where Barney taught history and geography at Ithaca High School, and Peggy became an assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University. Peggy loved her work in academic advising, and she remained at Cornell for over 20 years. During her adult life and in retirement, Peggy was an active volunteer in civil rights, and in the women's, environmental, and peace movements. The day before she died, she took part in a March for Our Lives at Asbury Methodist Village. Peggy was predeceased by Barney in 2014, two months before their 65th wedding anniversary, and by her three sisters, Mary Lieberworth, Gertrude "Trudy" Horowitz and Edith "Didi" Stedman. She is survived by her children, Bruce (and spouse Calla Davis Unsworth), of Oakland, California, Alan, of Rochester, New York, and Laura (and spouse Theodore May), of Oakton, Virginia; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her family will remember her courage, her energy and her love.
A memorial service to celebrate Peggy's life will be held on Saturday, May 12th at 2:00 pm in the Guild Chapel at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
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