Peggy Drellishak passed away peacefully from complications of an eleven-year battle with metastatic breast cancer on November 24, 2010, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Los Angeles on May 23, 1941 and raised in Inglewood, Peggy attended the 54th Street School, Dorsey High School, and University of Southern California. After graduation from USC, she moved to Pasadena and worked at JPL and Xerox Electro-Optical Systems, where she met her husband Kenneth. They were married in 1967.
Peggy was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority and continued to actively support USC as an alumna. While her daughter attended the university, she served as a National Director of the USC Parents’ Association and a Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Parents’ Club volunteer, all the while cheering wildly for her Trojans football team. She was also active in the Pasadena chapters of National Christ Child Society and the Right to Life League of Southern California.