March 15, 1931 – January 4, 2020
Margaret Cycak Elmer, age 88, of Rochester Hills, Michigan passed away on January 4, 2020. She was born in Jeannette, Pennsylvania on March 15, 1931 to John and Katherine Cycak. Marge graduated from Jeannette High School in 1949 and went on to marry Charles Owen Elmer on July 19, 1958. She was a cashier for ACME Supermarket in Pennsylvania. Marge then moved to Michigan in 1970 where she was a head cashier for ACO Hardware until she retired in 1995. Marge made handcrafted children’s puppets as a volunteer at Crittenton Hospital for over 25 years. She also volunteered in the gift shop at the Older Persons’ Commission. She was a member of the Croatian Fraternal Union, Lodge 351 for over 35 years. Marge always had a passion for gardening, zentangle, and Swedish weaving. She loved tambura music and dancing along with keeping the Ukrainian traditions of food and music. Most of all, her three loving grandchildren held a special place in her heart. She is survived by her husband Charles Elmer; her children, Karen (Jeffrey) Ozan, Lori (Donald) Migdal, and Randal Elmer; her grandchildren, Joshua, Sydney, and Alexander; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2019 from 4-8 PM at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester, MI. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, January 10, 2019 at 10 AM, with gathering beginning at 9:30 AM until time of service, at Pixley Funeral Home.
- John and Katherine Cycak, Parents (deceased)
- Charles Owen Elmer, Husband
- Karen (Jeffrey) Ozan, Daughter
- Lori (Donald) Migdal, Daughter
- Randal Elmer, Son
- Joshua, Sydney, and Alexander, Grandchildren
- Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
- Visitation Friday, January 10, 2020
- Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2020
January 9, 2020
There are so many memories of Aunt Margie that I have but one will always standout and that is my nickname she had for me. How she came up with it I’ll never know but she called me it all my life. “Squirt” was my nickname. Whenever she would talk with me, she would call me “Bobby” once and the rest of the time it would be “Squirt.” She said to me at my wedding reception, “ You may be a grown man now and married but you will always be Squirt to me.” While most people would feel uncomfortable being called by their childhood nickname as they grew older, I never did because it was a term of love and affection. I will miss hearing her calling me “Squirt” but I will miss Aunt Margie even more.
Jon and Diana-Corsini Rowland
January 8, 2020
Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Marge was a great friend and neighbor. She took great pride in her beautiful flower garden. She will be missed by our family.