October 2, 2023

Death of a UMW Family Member

It is with a heavy heart I let you know that Margaret Meringolo, wife of Torre Meringolo, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, due to complications from lung cancer. She was surrounded by her family. An obituary follows with information on arrangements.

Lori M. Izykowski, Office Manager
Advancement and University Relations
(540) 654-1105


Margaret C. Meringolo, 59, of Hollywood, Md., died June 6, 2012, at Georgetown University Hospital following a heroic eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer.   She inspired her family and friends during this period as she maintained an optimistic view of life throughout.  She is survived by her loving husband of 41years, Salvatore (Torre) Meringolo; two daughters, Mariel Meringolo of Ludlow, Vt., and Catherine Meringolo of New York City, N.Y.; a son, Robert Meringolo of Denver, Colo.; parents, Eugene and Evelyn Stadnyk of Hollywood, Md.; and brother, Eugene Stadnyk of Boca Raton, Fla.

A New York native, Margaret graduated from Iona College and began a long pioneering career in computer science that spanned from large main frames to today’s desk top computing.    Her career included stints at Great Northern Paper Company, National Gypsum, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Wyle Labs, Inc. in Southern Maryland.    Along with her active career she was a devoted mother of three wonderful children.   Undoubtedly, the greatest joy in her life was the time that she spent nurturing her children through their developmental years and broadening their interests in the arts, natural sciences, and a wide assortment of service activities.  Margaret’s passion for environmental preservation lead to her involvement with the Patuxent Tidewater Land Trust, for which she served as president for a number of years until stepping down this past year.  Throughout her life, she also had a deep love for gardening and animals of all kinds. Margaret’s final days were spent surrounded by family.

A memorial Mass will be held at Holy Trinity Church on 36th St. NW (between N and O streets), Washington, D.C., on June 22, 2012, at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a celebration of life and reception.   In deep appreciation for the inspiring care provided to Margaret during her illness, the family requests that donations in memory of Margaret be made to help support the cancer research and clinical care/work of Dr. Jimmy Hwang at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.  Such memorial gifts should be made to: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. In the memo line, please note Dr. Jimmy Hwang/Lombardi Cancer Center.  Checks should be mailed to: The Office of Philanthropy, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, 1 Main, Hospital Administration, Washington, D.C. 20007.