Margaret Eileen Rapkin, Peggy, 89, passed away on June 5th, 2012 at her home in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She was born on August 11, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA, to Julius and Gladys Fabry. Peggy grew up in Philadelphia, PA. Peggy married Warrant Officer Bernard J. Rapkin in 1942 in Vancouver, Washington. They were happily married for 61 years. Peggy participated in volunteer organizations. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, visiting children, grandchildren and lifelong friends. She also received Community Service Awards for helping disabled children learn to swim at the local YWCA. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Judge Bernard J. Rapkin, parents Julius and Gladys Fabry and brother Paul Fabry. Peggy is survived by her son David Paul Rapkin Wenli, Wayne Richard Rapkin Helen Koschoff, James Julius Rapkin Alesia, brother, Michael Cooke, eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A Graveside service will be held at West View Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2012. A visitation will be held at Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel Friday, June 8, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Scottish Rite CHOA, 1687 Tullie Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30329 or alternately, Brooke County Public Library Foundation-ADBC American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum Brooke County Public Library 945 Main St. Wellsburg WV 26070Contact the Brooke County Public Library at 304-737-1551 for more information. Wages and Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesand sons.com

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  1. Wayne, Helen, and Family: Please accept my sincerest sympathies. May you find comfort in the contemplation of that time when the victorious, triumphant shout of the redeemed of all ages will be heard: “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” 1 Corinthians 15:55

  2. Wayne — I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. No matter how long we have had our loved ones, it’s never long enough. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of loss.

  3. Dear Wayne, Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mother. You, all of your family and your Mother arre in my thoughts and prayers. Pat

  4. Wayne, Helen & Family,

    Deepest Sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you and strengthen you during this difficult time.

    Mary Weaver

  5. Judge Rapkin, I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your Mom. I know firsthand how painful it is to lose your beloved mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sure she was very proud of you. God bless.

  6. I received an email today from Nita of your mother’s passing. I am very sorry to hear about your loss.

  7. Judge Rapkin: My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. May your treasured memories bring you peace and comfort.

  8. Dear Wayne, It seems like there’s never enough time, even 89 years. Your mom was so special. I’m very sorry for your loss. Nancy

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