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Margaret Mae Abercrombie

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 11:00 AM

St. John's Episcopal Church


Margaret Mae Abercrombie, 99, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at  Doey's House.

Born Friday, July 16, 1920 in Library, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Franklin Pell and Anna Mae (Boblner) Pell. She was also preceded in death by her husband David Miller Abercrombie, Jr.

As a child Peg (Peggy) loved to sing and dance. Peg was a veteran of the U.S. Navy (WAVE) serving during World War II in Washington DC, where she later met Dave her husband of 62 years. Peg and Dave moved to Hagerstown in 1961. Peg was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. She was also a member of the Antietam Garden Club where she served as President two times. She was a member of the Fountainhead Country Club. Peg was an avid Bridge player and earned Life Master status.She enjoyed playing golf, reading, traveling and most of all spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her daughter, Joy A. Young & husband Robert of Heathsville, VA; son, David M. Abercrombie III & wife Linda of Exton, PA; five grandchildren, R. Benjamin Young and wife Crystal of Ashburn, VA, Andrew D. Young and wife Allison of Johns Island, SC, Lauren M. Abercrombie of Exton, PA, Meghan A. Abercrombie of Exton, PA, Dana L. Abercrombie of Cambridge, MA; three great grandchildren, Berkeley Anne Young of Ashburn, VA, Everly Gayle Young of Ashburn, VA and Ansley Elizabeth Young of Johns Island, SC.

Services will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at 11:00 am, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 South Prospect Street Hagerstown, MD, with the Rev. David Clark officiating.

Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Meritus Medical Center 11116 MedicaL Campus Road, Hagerstown, MD 21742, Doey's House c/o Hospice of Washington County 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or the Maryland Symphony Orchestra 28 West Washington Street 2nd Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21740.  .

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Dear Joy & Bob, You, your family and your Mother are in our hearts and in our prayers. With Love, Kevin

Kevin Williams
Arnold, Md

On behalf of my parents, Jack and Kathryn, and our entire family, we extend our heartfelt prayers to the Abercrombie family. “Peg & Dave” were a prominent part in my parents’ life, and I know they were all dear friends. May you find solace in knowing they are all reunited in Heaven, having a wonderful reunion...

Dorrie Costa
Hagerstown, MD

Joy I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I will be praying for you and your family .

Janet Durbin
Hagerstown , Maryland

David, I am sorry for your loss. I now live in Cumberland. I saw the obituary while visiting my mother Friday. She is 87 and lives in Waynesboro. I have many good memories of our friendship in high school. I wish we could get together. You and you family are in my prayers. Wiffy

Stephen Griffith
Cumberland, Maryland

Joy and David So sorry to hear about your mother and glad that she lived a long and happy life. I remember her as a very kind and generous lady who always welcomed her children’s friends (even the ones who went home in the middle of the night!) Know that she is in our thoughts and prayers. Patti

Patricia Brown O’Beirne
Baltimore , Maryland

What wonderful memories you must have. Peggy was a close acquaintance of my mother and me - bridge, golf, church. I am thinking of you. Peggy led a very interesting life! Peace, Tina Angle

Tina Angle
Hagerstown, MD

Peg had such a cheerful smile and loved life! There was no age limit on this little lady who was always ready to go and sharp as a tac. I will always keep her in my mind as she has touched my life. Sharing a few scriptures that were written long ago for our day and brings much comfort to us in these sad times and a sure hope of the future. "Look the tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”—Revelation 21:3,4. "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." Isaiah 25:8 " The righteous will possess the earth and reside forever upon it" Psalm 37:29

cynthia Panicola
Hagerstown, Maryland

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