Margaret Sears Berenguer, 95, a resident of Edgewood Communities, Carlson Tower, formerly of 1754 S. Main St. Ext., died Saturday, June 15, 2013, in her home.
She was born June 9, 1918, in Akeley, Pa., a daughter of the late Jefferson and Viola Crooks Sears.
She was a 1935 graduate of Russell High School and a 1948 graduate of Edinboro State Teachers College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.
Prior to her retirement in 1977, she was employed as an elementary teacher at Robert H. Jackson Elementary School in Frewsburg for 20 years. She earlier had taught in Clarendon and North Warren.
She was a longtime ac-tive member of Kidder Memorial United Metho-dist Church which she joined in 1948. She had been a Sunday School teacher and chairperson of leadership teams. She was a former member of Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Sorority International and a member of New York State Teachers Association.
She is survived by three daughters: Linda (Larry) Delgado of Horseheads, N.Y., Suzanne (James) Mill-er of Montgomery, Ala. and Dr. Pamela Nordland of Jamestown; and two sons: Boyd (Carol) Nordland of Cape Coral, Fla., and John (Susan) Berenguer, Jr. of Jamestown; a sister, Alberta (Kenneth) Gill of Olmsted Falls, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Franklin Nordland, whom she married Aug. 24, 1945, and who died May 24, 1967, her second husband, John Berenguer, whom she married April 3, 1969, and who died Dec. 5, 1997, and a brother, Lewis Sears in 1999.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Christ Chapel on the Lutheran campus. The Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt will officiate.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, Pa.
Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service in Christ Chapel.
Memorials may be made to Kidder Memorial United Methodist Church, 385 S. Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Margaret at www.lindfuneralhome.com.