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Margaret McNelis

October 18, 1933 ~ December 19, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old

Margaret McNelis Obituary

McNelis, Margaret E. (Toth) “Margie” 90 of Greenfield. Went to her Lord on Tuesday December 19, 2023. She was the daughter of the late Margaret and William Toth, loving mother of Amy McNelis (Robert Papst) and Nancy House (Kenneth), and cherished grandmother of Andrew House and Natalie House. She is also survived by two beloved nieces, Patricia McCormick (William), Barbara Bane (Ken) and a nephew William Toth (Julie). She was preceded in death by her brother William Paul Toth and sister in law, Patricia Toth. Born in Pittsburgh October 18, 1933, Margie attended Allderdice high school and later graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in elementary education. She then began her teaching career, eventually settling into third grade at Colfax School.  She was beloved “Mrs. McNelis “ to scores of students in Room 112 for over 30 years. Margie was a devoted lifelong member of the First Hungarian Church of Pittsburgh, where she served many roles, including chief elder and substitute, then full time, organist. She was known for her sense of humor and generosity.  Margie was an avid animal lover, caring for many stray and feral animals as well as pets over her lifetime, and supported many animal rescue organizations. The Family would like to give a special thank you to Judy and Brian Weinstein who were like family. She deeply loved her family and friends and will be missed by all. Arrangements entrusted to the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Friday December 29, 2023 at 10:30 A.M. in the 1st Hungarian Church in Hazelwood. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to First Hungarian Reformed Church of Pittsburgh 221 Johnston Avenue Pittsburgh 15207 or Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd., Pittsburgh PA 15237. Thinkingoutsidethecage.org.

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