Peggy Leimberger, age 75 passed away on Monday December 20th 2021, she battled cancer, but it never stopped her from being determined to fight against all odds without complaining through this journey. She was born on April 23rd 1946. She was predeceased by her father William Knapp and survived by her mother Genevieve Knapp of Rochester New York. She was survived by her sweetheart Alan whom she was happily married to for 51 glorious years. She is also survived by her daughters; Nancy (Dan) Babcock and Linda (Shawn) Toth. She was second of 5 children. Sisters Mary (Larry) Sterina, Josephine Acao, Joan (Allan) Goldman, and Brother William (Faye) Knapp. She had a great love for her family, especially her grandchildren, Michael Leimberger, Jacob, Adriana, Breanne, and Kaitlyn Toth, Alexandra and Aidan Babcock. Peggy was blessed with many special nieces & nephews, and very close friends.
Peggy excelled at everything she did. She was a graduate from the Harper Method School and worked at Roberts of New York for many years as a Cosmetologist. She was also a waitress at the LDR Char Pit in Charlotte for 25 years.
Peggy had a passion for sports as she was an avid bowler who also loved hockey. She demonstrated her joy though coaching bowling and cheerleading to many. Peggy loved playing cards with her Card Club, visiting casinos and baking. In her spare time she enjoyed in crocheting blankets for her loved ones. She was president of the Rosary Society and volunteered for Bingo at Holy Cross for many years. She was also a season ticket holder for the Rochester Americans.
For those who knew Peggy, she was giving of herself, compassionate and kind. She had a remarkable wit and charm about her. She was beautiful inside and out. She had an infectious smile and the ability to bring laughter to the room.
All are invited to Peggy's celebration of life on December 28th 2021 from 4-7pm at Thomas Funeral Chapels. The final farewell Funeral service will be on December 29th 2021 at 10:30am at Holy Cross Church. The Mass will be livestreamed at https://holycrossrochester.org/
She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. She had a heart of gold and was full of life and love.
The family would like to say thank you to medical staff at the Lipson Cancer Center. In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the Lipson Cancer Center or Holy Cross Church in her memory.
"So saddened to learn of Peg's passing. We grew up as schoolmates and Charlotte next door neighbors and my family and I have so many fond memories of the Knapps and our years on Camden Street. Peg did my hair for my wedding and we went on to both become mothers of twin blessings. I teased her that she named her girls after myself and our other Camden St pal, Nancy. It was always fun to see her smiling face, have a laugh and catch up at the Char Pit where she was a fixture! My condolences to her entire family, RIP my friend and you and Tom save me a spot."
"My sincere condolences to Al and family, especially Peggy's mom. I have fond memories of Peggy from Holy Cross grammar school. When Peggy and Alan were newlyweds they rented an apartment at my mother's house on Henley St. My farewell to a lovely lady. Lorraine VanCour "
"My deepest sympathy to Al and family we will miss Pegs smile and her laugh we bowled together played cards and enjoyed many outings in our younger days (Kenny Rodgers)
As I smile right know writing this ??
"Bill and Faye,
So sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. I will keep her and you in my prayers.
"So very sorry to hear about Peggy?s passing and extended our condolences to. Al and the girls. I bowled with Peggy for years on a ladies morning league at Maiden Lanes. She was always so upbeat , positive and fun to be around. She loved to break my youngest daughter out of the babysitting room at the alleys and buy her French fries. The world will shine a little less brilliantly now with out such a kind soul."
"We are so sorry for your loss. With our deepest sympathy to the Leimberger and Knapp family. Mike & Marty Honan"
"I was so saddened to hear this. And I?m sorry that we were never able to stay in touch after our high school graduation. I spoke with her during plans for our 50th reunion. We talked about fond memories of our grammar school days at Holy Cross. Peggy, Mariangela Ardino and I ?hung out? together. She was and still is a sweetheart and friend to all.
My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends as you mourn her passing. May she Rest In Peace in the arms of her loving God?.
Beverly (Cicatelli) Bartlett"
"Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mom was a wonderful person and I have so many fond memories growing up of your beautiful smile! "
"God must have needed a score keeper. RIP Peggy. Coach Mac"
"Linda, Nancy and family, I?m so sorry to hear about the loss of Peggy. I remember meeting her a lot of times and she was such a caring and kind person. Peggy will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother to her seven grandchildren Michael, Jacob, Adriana, Alex, Breanne, Aidan and Kaitlyn. We?ll be praying for you guys during this difficult time. God Bless. Devon Geen and Family"