Virginia M. Sherbondy, 84, of Greenville, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully on April 15, 2022.
Virginia was born in Kennard, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1937, the second oldest of six children of the late Guy and Eleanor (Ray) Mitchell.
On September 29, 1956 at the Kennard United Methodist Church, Virginia married Richard L. Sherbondy, who preceded her in death on December 11, 2003. Virginia and Dick were active church members.
Virginia’s first seven years of education were at the Kennard one-room school. She graduated from Penn High School in Greenville in 1955. As a teenager, she worked at Stevenson General Store in Kennard. Virginia was employed by A&P grocery store in Greenville from 1955 to 1979, then R.D. Werner Company until retirement in 1999. Virginia served as Sugar Grove Township Supervisor, fulfilling her late husband’s term of office.
Virginia visited 28 states across America, seeing both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. She returned several times to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with her grandchildren and extended family. Virginia enjoyed helping with church activities and listening to gospel music. She cherished time with family and especially enjoyed summer picnics and gatherings of the Mitchell and Ray clans, where many nieces and nephews affectionately called her “Aunt Gingie”.
Virginia is survived by a son, Rick (Deanna) Sherbondy of Erie, granddaughter Emily Somanath and great-granddaughter Nalini Somanath of St. Petersburg, Florida; two brothers, Bob (Carole) Mitchell of Kennard and Bill (Stephanie) Mitchell of Bourbonnais, Illinois; and two sisters, Donna Chess of Greenville and Cindy (Randy) Olon of Lake Latonka.
In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by a grandson, Brendan Sherbondy in 2005, and a brother, Dick Mitchell in 2015.
Friends and family may call at the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville on April 19, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 pm at the funeral home with the Reverend Theresa Robison of the Kennard United Methodist Church officiating.
Virginia will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Rocky Glen Cemetery, Adamsville, Pennsylvania
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