Obituary of Margaret Von Pentz
Margaret T. von Pentz, 98, of Goshen, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, at Taconic Nursing & Rehab in Beacon, NY.
Margaret was born April 30, 1925, in Hillburn, NY the daughter of Lyle Gage and Margaret Terhune Gage. She held a master's degree in microbiology and retired from Lederle Laboratories in Pearl River, NY as a Microbiologist.
She is survived by her son Grover von Pentz and wife Barbara of Goshen. Grandchildren, Theresa M. von Pentz of Goshen, Andrea M. Delgado and Matt of Goshen, Heather C. Johnson and Curtis of Chester, and G. Charles von Pentz of Goshen. Great Grandchildren Even Johnson, Madison and Bailey Delgado.
While working at Lederle, Margaret worked with Dr. Salk to make the Polio vaccine safe for us to take. She was in charge of an entire building with Laboratories, uncommon for a woman in the 50's.
Margaret's second career and passion was Scouts. For over 50 years she volunteered in many aspects of the program. Den Mother,
Den Leader Coach, Round table Chair, Pack and Troop Committees. She was awarded the Silver Beaver and holds two Wood Badge
training achievements, which are just some of the Scouting accolades.
Most summers she along with her husband and son, spent all of August camping in the U.S and Canada. They where also members of a local camping club called The Trotters. She took many trips with the Goshen Seniors, lots of Cruises and attended many of her husband Military Reunions.
Margaret also skied. She and her husband were members of The Ramapo Mt. Ski Club.
In lieu of flower, contributions can be made to, Greater Hudson Valley Boy Scout Council or The Morgan Horse farm, Weybridge Vt.
Visitation will be on Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., 82 South Church Street, Goshen, NY with the Service beginning at 12 PM.
Interment will follow at Sloatsburg Cemetery, Sloatsburg, NY.
Arrangements under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., Goshen.