Virginia A. (Ginny) VanderSchaaff

Virginia A. (Ginny) VanderSchaaff

Virginia A. (Ginny) VanderSchaaff, 97, of Clymer, N.Y., passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, surrounded by her family at her home, following a brief illness. She had lived in the same house for 72 years.

Ginny was born Oct. 29, 1919, in Corry, Pa., the daughter of the late Claude F. and Ruth Simmelink Price.

She graduated from Clymer Central School in 1938. She and her husband, Gilbert, were married June 14, 1941, in Clymer, N.Y.

Ginny was the Clymer school tax collector for many years. After raising her family, she was employed by Pleasant Valley Industries from where she retired.

Ginny enjoyed golf and traveling. She was proud to have visited all but four of the United States: Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alaska. She and her husband also visited Holland, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. She especially enjoyed going to Branson, Mo., and seeing the music shows. Ginny enjoyed bowling and was secretary of the Couples and Senior Leagues at Cutting Lanes. She also played in the kazoo band and was an avid New York Mets fan. She was a longtime member of the Abbe Reformed Church in Clymer.

In addition to her parents, Ginny was preceded in death on Jan. 10, 1990, by her husband, Gilbert VanderSchaaff; two sisters: Roberta Price and Doris Cook; twin grandsons; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.

Ginny is survived by her three sons: Curt and his wife, Linda, Larry and his wife, Sharon, and Randy and his wife, Idie, all of Corry, Pa; and a daughter, Gail Dean and her husband, Ron of Syracuse, N.Y. She is also survived by her “wanna-be” son, Barry Neckers of Clymer, N.Y. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; eight step- grandchildren; 18 step great-grandchildren; and three step great-great- grandchildren. She always said she had quite a brood of grandkids. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at noon. Pastor Les Utegg will officiate.

Burial will be in Holland Cemetery, Clymer, N.Y.

A very special “thank-you” to all her care givers that have been with her over the last several weeks and to Chautauqua County Hospice

Memorials may be made to the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 31, Clymer, NY 14724.

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