• Born: October 22, 1948
  • Died: September 26, 2017
  • Location: Bratenhal, Ohio

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

18149 Bagley Road
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Tel. (440) 260-8800

Tribute & Message From The Family

MARTHA "PEGGY" MATHNA age 68. Passed peacefully on September 28, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Woody and Kathryn. Peggy was an experienced Political Operative and Lobbyist. She worked with the United States Congress for over twenty five years. She served as Congressional Chief of Staff, and as a Staff Director of two congressional committees. She served as a campaign advisor and a professional Government Affairs consultant to domestic and foreign governments, embassies and businesses on large-scale economic development projects in the U.S., Middle East, Asia and Africa. . She was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum from 1986 – 2002. A consultant to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, The Smithsonian Museum of American History, The Cooper Hewitt-National Museum of Design. Since 2003, she was a board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of St. Jude Research Hospital. Peggy was a studio musician in L.A. attended Otis/Parsons School of Design and has a political science degree from The Ohio State University. A special "Thank You" to her caregiver Tracy Cox for always being there for her. Contributions requested to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday October 5, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 12 Noon at the A. Ripepi and Sons Funeral Home, 18149 BAGLEY ROAD, MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, OHIO 44130.