TRAUGER, Margaret, “Peg,” (Eagin), age 83, of West Chester, PA passed away Thurssday April 1, 2021. She was a graduate of Haverford High School in 1955 and received her B.S. in Education from West Chester State Teacher’s College in 1959. Peg was a second-grade teacher at Brookline Elementary School in Havertown until 1963 and a kindergarten teacher at New East Ward Elementary School in Downingtown, PA from 1972 until her retirement in 1993. A passionate and dedicated teacher, Peg channeled her remarkable patience, kindness, and sensitivity into a learning experience for each individual child fortunate enough to enter her classrooms. She touched hundreds of lives this way and is still fondly remembered by her students these many years later.
After retirement, Peg found a new community at Hershey’s Mill in West Chester where she and her husband Don moved in 1989. There she quickly made dear friends who appreciated her warmth, compassion, and hearty laughter in a home she enjoyed to the fullest for the remainder of her years. Eager to continue contributing, Peg soon took on the role of managing the Hershey’s Mill Community Center where she skillfully oversaw the planning of special events and meetings from 1994 until 2018. She also found the time to take on the mighty challenge of learning how to translate school textbooks into Braille, faithfully serving the Associated Services for the Blind for many years. Peg worked so hard at this selfless task that she eventually lost the feeling in her fingers and had acknowledge that her physical limitations were starting to wear down her once endless enthusiasm for community service.
In her final years, Peg’s close friends and family continued to bring her great joy, and seldom did a day go by without her experiencing a meaningful conversation with a friend and a good laugh or two along the way. Through the regretful decline in her health during this time, and the suffering she endured, Peg still managed to enjoy life to the fullest and spread joy to whomever were lucky enough to know her.
Peg is survived by her loving and devoted husband Don of 61 years, her son Bob, grandchildren Cameron and Jack, several close nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends who brought her joy with each passing year. She will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.
It is said that, “A teacher affects eternity--we can never know where her influence stops.” And thus, in recognition of her memory, Peg would best be honored by reaching out and sincerely thanking a teacher who has made a lasting impact on you or your children.
A physically distanced memorial service for Peg Trauger will be held Tuesday, May 11 at 1 pm at the Logan Funeral Home, 698 E. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA. 19341. Visitation from 12:30-1:00 p.m. To express condolences please visit https://www.loganfuneralhomes.com/
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