Margaret May Gamble (nee Thornburg) died on Monday, February 17, 2020. She passed peacefully, at her home, after a long battle with cancer. Born on December 10, 1946; She was 73 years old. Margaret was born & raised in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania to Leonard “Jack” and Emma Thornburg. Margaret worked for 27 years for the Marriot Hotel Corporation.
On February 19, 1966 she married the love of her life, Joseph Franklin Gamble, Jr.; This month would’ve been their 54th wedding anniversary. Margaret was a loving wife and a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Grandma and Great Grandma.
She loved Wildwood Beach vacations, playing cards with her friends and family, going to Bingo, cooking massive meals for her athletic boys and husband, liked putting floral arrangements together and of all things, loved the penny slots with her husband and best friend, Joe.
She is the loving & devoted mother of Joseph Allen of Los Angeles, CA., Steven Edward (Leslie Hufnagel) of Bridgeville, PA. and Raymond Howard (Sarah Jane Jacinto) of Poplar Grove, IL.
Adored Grandma of (Joey’s kids) Alyson Tambini (Chase), Tabitha, Noah, (Steven and Leslie’s kids) Jordyn, Lindsi, (Ray and Sarah’s kids) Raymond Joseph “RJ”, Jessica Vance (Lucas), Ryan (Malina Ernest, fiancé) and Lucas. Great Grandmother to the Tambini children (Gino, Serafina and Tiziano) and Vance child (Blakely Ray). Loving daughter of the late Emma (Payne) and Leonard A. Thornburg, Sr.. Daugher-in-law of the the late Joe and Rosella Gamble. Dear sister of Leonard, Jr. “Sonny” (Saundra Slater), Thelma Foster and the late Maryann “Sissy” Papst. . Also lovingly survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law of the Gamble Family and many nieces & nephews.
The Gamble family would like to thank Drs. Bubenheim and Palmieri for their lifetime of care, Dr. Mao who she trusted dearly, and Bethany Hospice for their caring and gentle treatment and guidance in the last of her days. Thank you to Kathleen (Gamble) Walsh for her bedside support and Samantha McMahon for doing her hair as Margaret would have loved. Special thanks to the staff at Allegheny General Hospital, 9th Floor Oncology.
Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Saturday, February 22nd from 11:00 a.m. until funeral services at 4:00 p.m., in the Musmanno Funeral Home, 941 McCoy Road, Kennedy Township, PA 15136.
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