I just found out that Peggy Jane Lehto, my second cousin once removed, died earlier this month on August 11, 2013. She was only fifty-seven years old. Her great-grandparents Mattias Nikolai Stuuri (1861-1922) and Walpori Wilhelmina Erkkila Stuuri (1860-1925) were my great-great-grandparents.
Peggy was born on September 7, 1955, in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio, to Adrian Samuel Lehto (1924-2003) and Julia Kish Lehto. She married John Mercurio and had a daughter Elizabeth. Peggy and John divorced in 1997. Peggy was living in Sparks, Nevada, when she died. Her obituary says that she was employed as a customer service manager for Channel Publishing and as a shipping clerk for OHL Logistics in Reno, Nevada.
I didn't know Peggy. In fact, I've never met her entire branch of the
family back to her paternal grandmother Elizabeth Stuuri Lehto
(1903-1982) as far as I know. But I offer my condolences to all of the family and to Peggy's friends.
The Lehto family held a luncheon in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, last Saturday, August 24. The announcement of a memorial service for Peggy is still forthcoming.