Virginia Snyder Widdowfield, 86

Virginia Snyder Widdowfield, 86, of  Ashberry Lane, New Castle (Neshannock Twp.) died on  Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a one week illness.

Born June 11, 1926 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Charles R.  and Lena B. Kelly Aiken.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years,  John C. “Jack” Snyder who passed away on March 27, 2000, her second husband, H. Leslie Widdowfield who passed away on July 8, 2005 and a brother, James Aiken.

Virginia graduated as the Valedictorian of the Wampum High School Class of 1944.  She first worked for Bell Telephone.  She then worked and retired from the Department of Public Assistance in New Castle where she was the switchboard operator and receptionist.  She was a member of the Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church.  She was an active member for many years at the former First Christian Church in New Castle.  She was an active participant in many activities conducted by Challenges in New Castle and was a member of TOPS-Eastbook Chapter.  She also volunteered at the Jameson Care Center.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Elaine (Jay) Friedman of College Park, MD; a son, J. Randall “Randy” (Lisa) Snyder of Union Twp.; and two  grandchildren, Kylee (Ken) West of Gaithersburg, MD and Rory Snyder of Union Twp.

Visiting hours will be held on  Friday March 22, 2013 from 3 -5 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 am with her pastor,  Rev. Chris Weichman officiating.

Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

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6 thoughts on “Virginia Snyder Widdowfield, 86

  1. I was so sorry to hear of the death of your mother. She trained me at the Welare Dept. many years ago. She was always such a sweet and loving person. What a smile she had –
    Many years ago, I drove her to Maryland to visit with her Family and had a wonderful time with her. She will truly be missed. She lived a good life.

    • Hi Delores,

      Thank you very much for your condolences. I forgot about checking these until this afternoon. My husband and I still live in Maryland but my brother Randy and his wife Lisa moved to Union Township 1 1/2 years ago. Your thoughtfulness is appreciated. Kathy Friedman

  2. Kathy and Randy, We are so sorry to hear about your mother. May you find some comfort in knowing that she is in the loving presence of The Lord. You are in our prayers, knowing how difficult it is to loose a loved one.

    • H Mike and Mary,

      Thank you for your kind condolences and for stopping by at the hospital.
      That so much. I forgot about checking this website until today. Randy and I had some very meaningful time with my mother during those last few days and we were both holding her hands when she passed and took one last sigh.

  3. Ginny and I worked together for a long time at the Welfare office. She was such a wonderful person, always smiling, even when the job was difficult. I always thought she had such class, from the quiet way she spoke to people to the way she handled things when they got hectic. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

  4. Hi Diana,

    Thank you so much for your condolences. I forgot about checking this website until today.
    My husband and I live in Maryland. My brother Randy and his wife moved to Union Township
    1 1/2 years ago. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness. Kathy Friedman

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