Margaret A. Whitman (Terzian) MacMillan

Margaret Anna Whitman (Terzian) MacMillan, 88, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, in Brandon, Fla.

Born July 17, 1925, in Saranac to the late Hazel Dyer Whitman and Wilbur Whitman, she graduated from Saranac Lake High, where she played clarinet in the band.

Margaret “Peggy” went on to graduate from the New York State Teachers College (SUNY-Albany) in 1946. She married the late Dr. Peter Terzian in 1948 and raised her family in the Schenectady area for many years, retiring to Florida in 1983.

Peggy lived for many years in the Highland Lakes community in Palm Harbor, Fla., where she enjoyed golfing, playing the organ and singing with the Highland Lassies.

She married the late Marvin MacMillan (formerly of Schenectady) in 1996. She most recently resided at Delaney Creek Lodge in Brandon, Fla.

She is survived by her four children: James (Binghamton), Phillip (Bellingham, Wash.), Peter (Brandon, Fla.) and Nancy (Nashville, Tenn.); five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Stowers Funeral Home ( is in charge of arrangements.