Margaret “Peggy” (Dolan) Zotter
December 18, 1930 - August 31, 2022
Visitation: No visitation
Service: Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke The Evangelist Parish, Sts. John & Paul Church, Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
91, of Gibsonia, on Wednesday August 31, 2022. Born on December 18, 1930 in Bellevue, Pittsburgh, PA. Daughter of the late Clarence and Mary (Faust) Dolan. Beloved wife of 55 years to the late Randall Zotter, loving mother of Linda L. Zotter and David R. Zotter (Stacy);
Peggy grew up in Bellevue in an idyllic and loving home that created a foundation for her devout Catholic faith and love of family. She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1949. After graduation, she traveled solo to Caracas, Venezuela to visit friends. Upon return, she took a job with PNC Bank in downtown Pittsburgh as an executive assistant. Peggy was a faithful employee for almost two decades.
After marriage to Randall in 1966, Peggy raised her family and became a devoted homemaker. A loving and supportive wife and mother, she always put her family first. Peggy was always ready to lend an ear, offer advice and encouragement, help someone in need, and organize a family gathering.
Peggy worked at Renee’s Hallmark Shop in Pine Creek Center for 25+ years. She treasured the friendships and conversations she had with her co-workers and regular customers.
Like every good native Pittsburgher, Peggy and Randy were avid Steelers and Penguins fans. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, they traveled to Dallas to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary at Super Bowl XLV (45). Uniquely, attending the game on the day of their corresponding anniversary earned them media attention and an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
In 2022, Peggy proudly watched her granddaughter Katelyn graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point and be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. She supported her granddaughter Maddie when she entered the United States Air Force Academy (Class of 2025) and was accepted to the parachute team. She also nurtured Mia her 10 year old granddaughter, a budding
artist, who created beautiful artwork for Peggy’s apartment in Gibsonia.
Peggy loved crossword puzzles, gardening, opera, movies, interior decorating and travel. She nurtured many loving friendships over the years. Kind and compassionate, feisty and fun were all words to describe this beautiful soul.
Peggy was predeceased by her four siblings. She was a devoted sister to Mary Schneider (late William), Robert Dolan (Elva), Lucille Dolan, and Jane Conover (William); proud and loving grandmother to Katelyn, Madelyn, and Mia Zotter. Loving aunt and great aunt to numerous nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.
Peggy fought a long, courageous battle with cancer and always remarked that more research could be done for the disease. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation (www.carcinoid.org)
No visitation. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke The Evangelist Parish, Sts. John & Paul Church, Saturday, 10:00 a.m.