Calvin E. “Cal” Megargel, 87, of 1201 Avenue F Riverside PA went home to be
with his Lord on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Bloomsburg Health Care Center
Bloomsburg PA. He was born July 20, 1925 in Waymart PA the son of the late
Harvey and Celia Zillazuski Megargel.
He resided in Montour County for the past 79 years. He attended Valley
Township Consolidated School and graduated from the 8th grade in
1940 receiving the American Legion Honor and Leadership Award. He attended
the Danville Area High School and graduated with the Class of 1944. Cal was
one of four brothers who served in the United States Army in the European
Theatre. He was attached to the 42nd Rainbow Division in Germany
and in Austria.
Cal had been a member for more than 69 years of the Mausdale Christian
Church serving on the Church Board and also filled the pulpit in the absence
of the pastor. He served as Vice President of Danville Little League for
approximately 15 years. He managed and coached the CATV Little League team
for 18 years. Cal organized and was President of the Danville Little League
Boosters where he was instrumental in the building of the Washies Little
League Field. He was presented with an award for 18 years of dedicated
service by the Little League in 1975.
He served as School Director of Valley Township Consolidated School and the
Danville Area School Board. Cal was President of the Valley Board and Vice
President on the Joint Board. While serving on the Joint Board, he served
on the following committees: Personnel, Property, Finance, and Policy and
he chaired the School Supply Committee. While serving on the finance
committee, he helped organize the Danville Area Earned Income Tax. He also
served as Chairman on the Earned Income Tax Committee. Cal served as
Co-Chairman on the 1970 White House Youth Conference. He was a member and
Past President of the TRW Toastermaster Club. He served as President of the
TRW Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program at the Danville Area
High School for several years.
He was a life member of the Danville American Legion Post No. 40 where he
served for several years as Chairman of the Danville Legion Youth Oratorial
Contest Committee. He was the main speaker in 1969 when the Danville Legion
celebrated its Golden Anniversary. He served as Co-Chairman of the American
Legion “Back to God” Dinners for at least four years. He served some time
as Treasurer of the American Legion Baseball Team.
Cal was affiliated with scouting and served as a Committee Member, Boy Scout
Troop No. 66. He was a member of the Big Brothers Organization serving on
the Executive Committee and as a Big Brother.
While working at TRW he was a member of the Susquehanna Valley Management
Club. He was a member of the Danville-Mahoning Lodge # 224 F & AM and a
life member of the Danville Elks Club.
He was a life member and Past Commander of the Danville VFW Post 298. He
served on the Valley Township Planning Committee and was a member of the
Valley Township Fire Company No. 1. He was also a member of the Danville
Cal retired from TRW in Danville after 34 years of service. He worked as a
Supply Clerk, Inventory Controller and Buyer. He was also Supervisor of
Central Supply and Purchasing Department.
After retiring he was elected Supervisor of Valley Township where he served
two six- year terms and two years of his third term. In 2000, due to moving
out of the Township, he resigned as Supervisor of Valley Township. While
Supervisor, he served as Chairman of the Board. He served three years which
was 1990, 1991 and 1992 as Chairman of the Montour County Association of
Township Supervisors. As Chairman of this Association, and with the help of
the Pennsylvania Department of Community Affairs, he formed the Montour
County Council of Government which is known as COG. He served as Chairman
of COG for several years.
Cal was an avid golfer, outdoorsman and was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed
gardening and especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Irene Bennett
Megargel. He is survived by one son, Eric B. Megargel, a retired teacher of
the Danville Area High School, and his wife Jeannie and their son, Taylor B.
Megargel. His other son, Terry E. Megargel preceded him in death. Terry’s
wife, Kim Megargel and their children; Brett and Greg also survive him.
Also surviving are three great-grandchildren; Katelyn Morgan, Natalie Anne
and Allie Grace Megargel; daughters of Greg and Anne Megargel.
Cal married Anna Hare Morris Megargel on July 20, 1998. They have resided
in Riverside for the past 13 years. He is survived by one stepdaughter, Deb
Morris and one stepson, Rick Morris and his wife Kim. Also surviving are
two step-granddaughters; Sara Curry and Lindsay Starr. Also surviving are
two sisters; Myrtle George and Jessie Winter and her husband Lyle.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers; James, Earl and Joseph
The family will have a private memorial service. A Celebration of Cal’s Life
will be announced at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Danville High School Alumni
Association c/o Danville Area School District 600 Walnut Street Danville PA
17821 or the Community Alliance Church 2 Church Hill Road Danville PA.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 10 West
Mahoning Street Danville PA.