Margaret C. “Judy” Mahler
Margaret C. “Judy” Mahler passed away Monday, March 27, 2023, holding her two daughter’s hands, at Riverside Regional Medical Center.
A lifelong resident of Newport News, she was a 1959 graduate of Warwick High School. Judy retired from Newport News Public Schools after 34 years of service. She taught World Geography at Newport News Intermediate, and had been a Reading Specialist, Assistant Principal, and Principal at the middle school level. At the time of her retirement, she was the supervisor of student discipline.
Judy was always civic-minded and served her community through many organizations. She had served as president of The Junior Women’s Club of Warwick, president of the Newport News Reading Council, and president of the Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma as well as serving as President of the Peninsula Coordination Council of Delta Kappa Gamma. Judy has always been an avid reader and in her retirement, she would average a book a day. Next time you finish a book think of Judy.
She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Scott Mahler. Judy is survived by her two daughters, Maggie Knight and husband David, and Samantha Mahler and wife Jenny Slocum. She is also survived by her brother Mike Pilgrim as well as a number of other family members including Sam Mahler, Jr. and his wife Mary. Her beloved German Shepherd Zena will continue to guard over her family at her daughter’s home.
The family will receive friends on Friday, March 31, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite charity.