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Margaret J. Gromel

May 21, 1969 ~ April 21, 2019 (age 49)

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Margaret Jean Gromel, of Wilkes-Barre and Harrisburg, PA, passed away on Easter Sunday morning after a historic battle with Pancreatic Cancer.


Born on May 21, 1969, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Gloria (Baker) Gallagher.  Margaret graduated from Crestwood High School. She worked for Sam’s Club and Fairfield by Marriott.


Margaret enjoyed spending time at the beach with her family, going shopping and cleaning.  


Surviving are her life long partner, Brian R. Frostbutter, Sr., son, Brian Frostbutter, Jr., Harrisburg, and daughter,  Hannah M. Frostbutter, Wilkes-Barre, eldest sister to Herbert and Franklin Gromel of Edwardsville, Barbara Gromel and her husband, Clyde Fox of Wilkes-Barre,  several nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.


Margaret made the medical history books after being diagnosed with rare Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in November of 2015 at the Henry Cancer Center of Geisinger. Against all odds, her amazing strength and will lead her to be a survivor for 3 ½ years. 


Margaret’s beauty, strong will, sense of hope and humor showed throughout her battle.  Her home nurses became her friends and Celtic Hospice became a second home. Family and Friends were bonded and brought together by her love and willingness to carry on.


The family would like to thank all the home health nurses, Residential Hospice staff, and Doctors and staff at Henry Cancer Center who cared for Margaret on this journey.


Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM at Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral & Cremation Services, 465 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 8PM.

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Public Viewing
April 25, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral Home
465 S. Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Memorial Service
April 25, 2019

8:00 PM
Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral Home

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