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Margaret A. (Peg) Devitt Koury, 81, of Pottsville, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at Green Valley Skilled Nursing & Rehab, Pottsville.
Born in Pottsville, on April 27, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J Devitt and Lorraine E. (Joy) Devitt and Leo F Haley.
She was a 1961 honors graduate of Pottsville High School.
Peg worked in the office of PHS upon graduation, transitioning to homemaking when her children arrived. She later returned to the workforce, initially with Mootz Candy, then becoming a bank teller for American Bank, through the many iterations, finally as Wells Fargo, for 25 years. She loved helping customers and often received Sales Awards when she believed a product would help those customers. She also worked in the County Treasurer's Office upon retirement .
She was a founding member of the JSC Elementary PTA, officer of Jackson St and DHHL PTAs and served on the Pottsville Area School Board for over 15 years. She served at all officer levels of the Lionettes, on the Anthracite Bowl Committee, and received the Chapel of the Four Chaplains Award.
She lovingly cared for her children, grandchildren and mother-in-law and provided 8 years of full-time care to the love of her life, husband Joe, to whom she was married for 50 years.
In addition to her parents, Peg was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph D. Koury Sr., brother James and wife Anna Mae; sister-in-law Theresa Patinsky; and Dave Naydock, companion of Lorraine.
Peg is survived by: a daughter, Lorraine J. Koury, companion of Mike Naydock, Pottsville; three sons: Joseph D. Koury, husband of Kim, Douglassville; Daniel J. Koury, husband of Sandy, Pine Grove; and Victor J. Koury, husband of Stacy, Hamburg; grandchildren: Natalie, Jordan, Daniel Jr., Emma, and Gibson; brothers: Thomas L. Devitt, husband of Patricia, Pottsville and Garrett "Jake" Devitt, husband of Annette, Pottsville; brother-in-law, Peter M. Koury, husband of Shirley, FL; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 24th, at 11:00 a.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Deacon Jack Quirk officiating.
A viewing will be held on Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.
The family request contributions in Peg's memory be sent to the: Pottsville Free Public Library, 215 W. Market St., Pottsville, PA 17901.
Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com
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