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Virginia Louise Sanderson

July 1, 1920 — August 30, 2012

Virginia Louise Sanderson died peacefully in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on August 30th.

Born in 1920 to parents Katherine and Claude Bodey, she attended high school in Bellevue, Ohio.

Virginia met her husband, William Sanderson, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where they both served their country during WW II. They later moved to Rochester, New York where they raised their children; Michael, Gail and Nancy.

A devoted mother, Ginny was active in Girl Scouts, 4-H, the West Irondequoit PTA and other organizations dedicated to childhood education. She was known in the community for her artistic floral arrangements, many of which won prizes within the Rochester Garden Club circuit. Her greatest accomplishment, one for which she was most humble, was the loving care she provided to her husband throughout his long, difficult battle with Parkinson’s disease.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, William Sanderson and daughter, Gail Sanderson Allen.

She will be greatly missed by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Katherine Sanderson of Rochester, New York; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Sanderson and Jerome Campbell of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; son-in-law, Ralph Allen of Salem, New York; grandchildren Kristin, Jennifer, Geoffrey and Duncan, as well as her great-grandchildren, Avery and Emma; and her sister and brother-in-law, Isabelle and Art Helm of Lucky, Ohio.

Celebration of Virginia’s Life will be held Saturday, September 8th at 2:00 PM in Seneca Methodist Church, located on Scholfield Road in Irondequoit, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s foundations or Seneca Methodist Church.

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Service Schedule

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Seneca United Methodist Church

121 Scholfield Road, Rochester, NY 14617

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