Margaret "Peggy" Leimberger (Knapp)

Apr 23, 1946 - Dec 20, 2021

Margaret "Peggy" Leimberger (Knapp)

April 23, 1946 - December 20, 2021


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
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.

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Tue, Dec 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thomas Funeral Chapels

4545 Lake Ave
Rochester, NY 14612

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Wed, Dec 29, 2021 at 10:30 am
Holy Cross Church

4422 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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