Marguerite Pyhtila

Obituary of Marguerite Pyhtila

Marguerite Warren (Watts) Pyhtila Marguerite (Marge) Pyhtila, 91, passed away peacefully March 4, 2018, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Auburn, NY on October 20, 1926, to the late Robert and Irene Corgnell Warren. After graduating from East High School, Marguerite, completed her education at Elmira College where she met and married Paul J Watts, deceased. As a young Air Force wife, she lived in post World War11 Germany, traveled Europe and much of the USA, returning to NYS to raise a family (Auburn, Baldwinsville). Marguerite worked as an executive secretary until 1972 when she married Walter Pyhtila (deceased) and moved to Van Etten, NY. As a women of faith, she always joined a congregation where she was living, volunteered her secretarial skills for the church bulletins, attended bible study and participated in the life of the church. When she returned to Auburn in 2001, she joined Westminster Presbyterian Church, and found a loving family, who have showered her with attention these past few years. Marguerite leaves her daughters, Barbara (Joel Weirick) Bowen, Cindi (Tom) Braunmueller, Karyn (Dave) Mazzeo; grand children, Jon Bowen, Keith (Bre Grant) Braunmueller, Laura (Colin) Walsh, Jaime Mazzeo, Paul Weirick, Julia Braunmueller, Eric Mazzeo; Great grand children, Liam Walsh, Della Braunmueller, Connor Walsh, Grant Braunmueller; step children, Martha (Jim) Bailey, John Pyhtila (Karen), Jean Berkley, Suzanne Pyhtila, Wayne Pyhtila, Ellen (Daryl) Cooper, several step grand and great children; nephew, Mike Warren, and niece, Peggy Cooper, as her legacy of love and kindness. She shared her gifts of easy laughter and a ready smile with everyone she came in contact with. She surprised us all by knowing the words to all the "oldies", bringing smiles to the faces of her friends and care givers with her songs. A funeral service will be held, Thursday, March 8, 2 PM, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William Street, Auburn, NY. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St, Auburn NY 13021, or to the Calvary Food Pantry, 90 Franklin St. Auburn NY, in memory of Marguerite Pyhtila.
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