Margaret Jaski

Margaret Josephine "Peggy" Jaski (Gomes)

Thursday, September 10th, 1942 - Friday, September 4th, 2020
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Peggy (Margaret) Jaski, age 77, passed away Friday, September 4, 2020 at Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. She was born on September 10, 1942 in Union City, New Jersey to John and Margaret Gomes.
Peggy grew up in West New York, New Jersey, attended Holy Name School of Nursing in Teaneck, New Jersey and then went out to St. Louis University in Missouri to attend college. It was in St. Louis where Peggy met the love of her life, Tom Jaski, and they were married in 1968. The couple moved from St. Louis to Connecticut, then to Montgomery, Alabama and settled in Rutherfordton in 1973. A definite change from her hometown, Peggy loved Rutherfordton and over five decades, the Jaskis put down lasting roots and made wonderful friendships. During the course of her career, Peggy taught nursing at Gardner-Webb College, worked at Rutherford Hospital in the medical records department, and retired as the Health Care Coordinator for Rutherford County’s Head Start program. She would say, however, that her most rewarding job was that of wife and mother. Peggy was very involved in the community and her volunteer activities ranged from Women’s League, the Garden Club, Ladies Guild at her church, PTA and parent volunteer and many, many more. She and Tom were also active members of the Immaculate Conception Church in Forest City. Since 2017, Peggy had been a resident of Tryon Estates in Columbus, North Carolina and enjoyed her community there.
She is survived by her children, Tom (Christy) Jaski, David (Magee) Jaski and Kim (Scott) Williamson, as well as sister Carol Sgombick. Peggy was the extremely proud grandmother and Nana to her 10 grandchildren -- Lucy, Lauren, Anna Claire, Lily, Ben, Will, Chase, Caroline, Matthew and Katie. Peggy lived a life centered on her faith, her family and her friends and she will be dearly missed by all.
Given the current pandemic, the family is postponing a Celebration of Life for Peggy until a more appropriate time. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution in her honor are encouraged to consider St. Jude Children’s Research hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or
"When we are gone and people weep for us and grieve, let it be because we touched their lives with beauty and simplicity. Let it not be said that life was good to us, but rather, we were good to life." Jacob P. Rudin
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Cathy Skudlarick

Posted at 12:50pm
It was my pleasure to have known your mother . She & Tom were friends & fellow parishioners.
I followed her final days with hope for her recovery. She will be missed by many.
Prayers for all her family & friends who loved her.

Cathy Skudlarick

Cousin Bill

Posted at 03:15pm
Saying 'Bye buggy' for the last time brings a tear in remembrance of early days.

Karen Moore

Posted at 02:22pm
To the family,
Peggy was one of the sweetest individuals i have ever known. We always caught up quickly with each one even after years of not seeing one another. She was caring and loved the people of Rutherford County. It was easy to tell that she was genuine and cared for those in need. Peggy added so many good things to this world and far too many to mention here. She lived her life well and I am so thankful to call her my friend.

Jack and Betty Huss

Posted at 08:20am
A wonderful lady. Our condolences to all the family. May God be with you in this difficult time.

Karen Higgins

Posted at 01:52pm
Tom, Kim, and David,
I was so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was a wonderful woman and I enjoyed knowing her all those years ago. She was a great mother to you all and I know you will miss her. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Karen Gellner Higgins

Lynn Patterson Posted at 08:01pm

Peggy was a lovely lady. My prayers are with her children.

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