Margaret "Peggy" Sizer of the City of Tonawanda died Friday at her home after a nearly two-year battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. She was 55.
Born Margaret Heidrich in St. Marys, Pa., she had lived in the City of Tonawanda for 32 years. She had been employed as a claims analyst for North American Health Plan in Amherst for five years until she was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in early 2003.
Mrs. Sizer was an active and devoted member of First United Methodist Church in North Tonawanda, where she served as church secretary and trustee and taught Sunday school for more than 20 years. She also was a member of the church choir and the handbell choir.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Sydney A.; two daughters, Heather R. Fleming of Anchorage, Alaska, and Nicole G. LoVullo of the City of Tonawanda; a sister, Linda Heidrich of St. Marys; two brothers, James Heidrich of Wheatfield and Keith Heidrich of North Tonawanda; and a grandson.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First United Methodist Church, Main and Tremont streets, North Tonawanda.