Born in Utica in 1939, Virginia graduated from Skaneateles Central School and attended Cortland State Teachers College, majoring in Phys. Ed. She was a 20 year member of the Girl Scouts as camper and counselor at Camp Hoover, Tully, NY, and Spruce Ridge Camp in Thendara, NY. She attended the First Girl Scout National Roundup in Michigan in 1956 and the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Roundup in Vermont in 2006. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #239 in Skaneateles. Virginia was also a member of the
Skaneateles Singing Seniors.
She worked as a Top Security File Clerk at Space Tech Labs in Los Angeles, CA. She also was employed at Western Electric Co. in Syracuse as a typist and was involved in teletype and switchboard operation. Later, she also worked at the Pennysaver and Kennedy Chevrolet in Skaneateles.
Surviving are two daughters: Deborah Colvin (Jeff) of Camillus, and Katherine Jensen (Jeff) of Jacksonville, FL; two sons: Robert, Jr. (Sherry) of Elbridge, and Richard of Skaneateles, grandchildren: Brett and Mitchell Colvin, Jacob and Hannah Jensen, and Sarah Curry and Amber Herrmann; sister Mary Frances Laskie; several cousins and nieces and nephews. Virginia was predeceased by her parents, Cecil and Mary Arthur,
as well as her husband, Robert, Sr. in 2010.
Virginia and Robert Herrmann, Sr. were happily married for 46 years. Their love for each other and their children was apparent in everything they did. From the very first date, a Syracuse Nats game, they enjoyed a life-long love of sports, especially for the Syracuse Orange and New York Mets.
Virginia was loved by all who knew her. She will be remembered by her countless friends, her thoughtfulness, and compassion. Many that were close to her have at least one or two pictures with her. Aided by those photos, we all have so many wonderful
memories to call upon.
There will be a memorial service on Friday, February 5th at 10am at St. Mary’s Of The Lake Church, Skaneateles, with
burial in Lake View Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Cicero Center, 8170 Thompson Rd, Cicero, NY 13039-9393.
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