The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


March 24, 2013

Virginia May Shaw

JOHNSTOWN — SHAW – Virginia May, 93, Arbutus Park Manor, Johnstown, passed this life to eternal life on her 73rd wedding anniversary  surrounded by her family to be with the Lord on March 23, 2013. Born Nov. 11, 1919, in South Fork, daughter of the late William and Lillie (Bechtel) Younkins. Preceded in death by infant daughter, baby Erma Jean, in 1941; husband, Kenneth Andrew, in 1997, after 57 years of marriage; son-in-law, Jack Miller, in 2008; brothers, Charles, Edgar, George, Paul and Roy; and sisters, Erma Calafiore, Audrey Zilch and Evelyn Straub. Virginia was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  Survived by these children: Kenneth, Potter County; Reta Miller, South Fork; Audrey, wife of Thomas “Bucky” Morris, Johnstown; Bonnie Shaw, Florida; and Vicki Shaw, Johnstown. Also survived by five granddaughters, Leslie (Rohrer), married to Scott MacCullough, Florida; Andrea (Budzina), married to John Kubas, South Fork; Amy (Slatcoff), married to Mark Cappiello, Germany; Gina (Slatcoff), married to Julian Chevannes, Florida; and Kati Alexander, Virginia. Also survived by four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Alyssa and Aubrey May Cappiello and Brady Kubas. Virginia was a lifetime member of Grace Pentecostal Assembly of God Church. God, family, friends and children were the most important things to her. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and friend to all. She loved all children, and they were drawn to her. Virginia enjoyed spending time in Potter County with her son, Kenny, and visiting family in Florida. She was very much loved by her family and friends and will be sadly missed. Her favorite saying was “It’s a good day for ice cream.”  She was lovingly cared for by the staff at Crossroads and Horizon Hospice. Friends received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St. Funeral service will be private and at the convenience of the family, the Rev. John Hollis. Interment, Richland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Arbutus Park and Retirement Center.


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