Margaret “Peggy” (Brasch) Baldwin

| September 10, 2019

Margaret “Peggy” (Brasch) Baldwin, formerly of Clarion and Shippenville, passed away August 15, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 87 years of age.

Peggy was born on February 26, 1932, in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Tobias) Brasch. She was married in 1957 to Robert Harrison Baldwin, of Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, who preceded her in death in September 1997.

Peggy graduated Red Bank High School in 1949. She continued her education in North Carolina, where she attended North Carolina Woman’s College.

Peggy was an avid bridge player. She enjoyed hosting and attending numerous bridge clubs throughout her lifetime. She also volunteered for various organizations, such as Red Cross Blood Mobile, March of Dimes, and the Humane Society, which she served as secretary and fund-raiser. Peggy was well known for her compassionate heart and kindness to others. Family was a “constant” in her life. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, and extraordinary grandmother.

Peggy is survived by her three children, Ann Baldwin Hightchew (Jeff), of Scottsdale, Arizona, Robert Edward Baldwin (Judi) of Columbia Maryland, and Beth Applegate Baldwin (Lawrence Reid) of San Ramon, California; her grandchildren, Alyssa Hightchew, Harrison and Tobias Baldwin, and Alexander Reid. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Stout of Gaithersburg, Maryland; and multiple nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory, 330 Wood Street in Clarion, Saturday, September 14, with visitation with family to commence at 10:00 a.m. and service to immediately follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Fayette City, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice 271 Perkins Rd. Clarion PA 16214 ( or Cancer Center at Clarion Hospital, 150 Doctors Lane Suite #1, Clarion  PA 16214 (

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