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Margaret Dudley

Margaret Dorothy "Peggy" Dudley (Goronzy) PhD

Friday, October 9th, 1931 - Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Dudley, Margaret Dorothy “Peggy”

Peggy passed away at age 89 on January 25, 2021 at Hospice of Dayton. She had recently moved to Centerville to be near her daughter but lived in Berrien Springs, Michigan for the past 46 years.
Peggy was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 9, 1931.

Preceded in death by her parents Fred Goronzy and Margaret Dobrinski, her brother Fred Goronzy Jr and her sister Ruth Kopp.

She is survived by her husband Roger and her two brothers; Herb (Marilyn) Goronzy of Apison, Tenn. and Daniel (Judith) Goronzy of Dublin, Ohio, and by a daughter, Cheryl (Hans) Zwart, a grandson Chad (Charity) Cotta, and a great grandson Oliver Cotta.

Peggy was raised in Medina, Ohio attended Mt. Vernon Academy and then Washington Missionary College where she met the love of her life Roger Dudley. They married on August, 1952.

She received an associate degree in Business from Catonsville Community College in Maryland, and associate degree in Nursing from Ohio University, and three degrees from Andrews University; a B.S. in Behavioral Science, an M.A. in Community Counseling and a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Services.

She worked as a secretary for the United States Army and for denominational offices on the local, union, and General Conference levels as well as a registered nurse. She then served from 1989 to her retirement In 2000 as a licensed professional counselor at Andrews University Counseling and Testing Center.

Peggy often worked together with her husband in conducting Maximum Marriage seminars and Grow Groups in giving presentations and holding workshops on various areas of family living and interpersonal relationships. In addition they did research and published many articles and two books together. For this work they were presented the Arthur and Maud Spaulding Award for Distinguished Service in Family Ministries by the General Conference in 1994, the Outstanding Research Publication Award by the Michigan College Personnel Association in 1995, and the Distinguished Service Award by the Family Ministries Department of the North American Division in 1999 and in 2018.

Peggy’s favorite recreational activity was to travel and visit new and exciting places. She visited all seven continents, including Antartica twice and 61 different countries.

A memorial celebration will be held at the Pioneer Memorial Church at a later date when it’s safer to be together.
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