Virginia “Ginger” Skatzes
October 18, 1929 ‒ December 09, 2018
Virginia “Ginger” L. Skatzes died Sunday, December 9, at Riverside Hospital of old age and a hip fracture from two weeks earlier. She was 89 years old.
Ginger was born on October 18, 1929 to the late Clare and Carl Skatzes of Delaware, the ninth of ten children. She was a lifelong Delaware resident, living at only two addresses in town before moving into assisted living in July 2017. Ginger graduated from Willis High School in 1947.
Ginger worked only two jobs her entire life: a very brief time at the candy counter of the Strand Theatre then for 48 years at Ranco Controls, then newly opened in Delaware.
Ginger belonged to only two churches in her life: St. Mark’s Lutheran in Delaware and All Shepherds Lutheran in Lewis Center. She was active in her church, singing in the choir when younger and serving on church committees when older. Ginger volunteered many years delivering Meals on Wheels. She bowled in leagues for decades at Colony Lanes. She loved attending concerts by the Central Ohio Symphony, she loved to travel, and she loved to eat. Having never learned to drive, Ginger walked everywhere and was a well-known sight on the streets of her hometown.
Ginger never married. She had numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She is survived by many of them, as well as by her sister, Shirley (Marvin) Nelson. She was especially close to her niece April Nelson (Warren Hyer). Her parents, seven brothers, and an older sister predeceased her.
Family and friends may come together from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the Andrews House, 39 W. Winter Street, Delaware, to share stories. In her memory, there will be desserts. Graveside services will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:30 am at Green Mound Cemetery in Kilbourne with Pastor Craig Richter of All Shepherds officiating.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in Ginger’s name to the Central Ohio Symphony, P.O. Box 619, Delaware, OH 43015.
The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is assisting the family.
To share a fond memory of Ginger or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com