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Peggy Jean Tisdale

August 29, 1930 ~ May 6, 2021 (age 90)


Peggy Jean Tisdale, age 90, of Middlesex Twp., Valencia, passed away on Thursday afternoon, May 6, 2021 at her home.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on August 29, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Effa Farnham Wishart.

She was a graduate of Hempstead High School in Hepstead, N.Y., where she was the head majorette.  She attended Simmons University, SUNY-Oneonta and finally Carnegie Tech. She was a fashion seamstress and often sewed clothes for her family.  She had danced with Martha Graham in New York and also had been a model.

Peggy was the accountant for Wood’n Things in Middlesex for 25 years and was a member of St. Thomas in the Fields Church and was a former member of the Butler Country Club.

Surviving are  her children, Caryn J. Contino and Gwendolyn Tisdale, both in Florida, Marcia S. Sirney (Mark) and Eric A.Tisdale (Joanne), both of Middlesex Twp. Grandmother of Julie Contino (Danielle), Chad Contino, Jarett Contino (Charlotte), Chase Contino, Norm Tisdale, IV (Dani), Daysha Tisdale, Nick Fisher, Tim Fisher (Mandy), Heather Sirney, Heidi Sirney, Gretchen Sirney, Michael Sirney (Shannon), Elliot Tisdale and Trevor Tisdale, great grandmother of Silas Fisher, Olivia Fisher, Alex Contino, Zoe Contino, Jaxson Sirney, Owen Sirney, Elliana Jo Sirney, Sophie Tisdale, Savannah Tisdale, and Joachim Norman Cami Contino.  Mother-in-law of Geraldine Francionne (Lou) of Middlesex Twp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Fenwick Tisdale, Jr., who she married on December 16, 1950 and who died on April 5, 2020, by a son, Norman F. Tisdale, III, a granddaughter, Chloe L. Tisdale.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Monday from 6-8 PM. Services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp., PA. Memorials may be made to the Middlesex Twp. V.F.D., 130 Browns Hill Rd. Valencia, PA 16059 or the Lighthouse Foundation, 116 Browns Hill Rd. Suite 400, Valencia, PA 16059. Condolences are available at

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