2007-10-17 / Obituaries

Marguerita M. (Peg) von Eiff

Marguerita M. (Peg) von Eiff, 95, died October 9, 2007. She was born February 11, 1912 in Cold Spring to William H. and Helen (Davie) Casey. In Cold Spring she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church. Peg graduated from Peeksill High School, and Hunter College Business School. She married Theodore Wm. von Eiff, Sr. on June 4, 1938 in Cold Spring. Her husband, Ted, preceded her in death in 1997.

In 1945, the family moved to Baltimore, MD where she was later president of the Maryland Colonial Society, a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and, over the years, a parishioner of St. Dominic, St. Francis of Assisi and the Cathedral of Mary our Queen. She was also active in the Loyola High School Mothers Club and the Jesuit Seminary Guild.

Peg was an accomplished musician playing the cello, piano and organ and served as organist in many of the parishes where she lived. She moved to Carmel, Indiana in October 2000 to live with her son and daughter-in-law.

Peg is survived by her two sons, Theodore Wm. (Kate) von Eiff of Carmel, IN and Wm. Timothy (Betsy) von Eiff of Columbia, Maryland; five grandsons, David (Amy) von Eiff of Fishers, IN, Michael (Jessica) von Eiff of Jacksonville, FL, Brian von Eiff of Carmel, IN, Philip von Eiff of Baltimore, MD and Thomas Hill of Los Angeles, CA; and one great granddaughter, Nina Marie von Eiff.

Visitation was held in Carmel, IN, and burial was held on October 16 in Cold Spring Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 14598 Oak Ridge Rd, Carmel, IN 46032 or Best Buddies of Indiana, 3050 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Arrangements were entrusted to Leppert Mortuary, Smith Carmel Chapel. You may leave a personal message, sign the online register or make a memorial contribution at www.leppertmortuary.

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