Virginia Vandawalker

Graveside Services

1:30 pm
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Armory Hill Cemetery
Benedict Ave.
Ilion, New York, United States

Obituary of Virginia "Ginny" A. Vandawalker

ILION – Virginia “Ginny” A. Vandawalker, age 84, of Elm St., Ilion, passed away peacefully, on Friday, March 3, 2023, at The Grand, in Ilion. She was born on January 15, 1939, in Ilion, the daughter of Leon and Marion (Steele) Vandawalker and graduated from Ilion High School. Virginia worked at Marine Midland Bank, later HSBC, for 35 years, as a bookkeeper, floating teller, computer specialist, supervisor of the Thrift Dept. and operations officer, before retiring in 1994. She was a volunteer for Toys For Tots and very active in various organizations in Ilion High School. For The play, “The Boyfriend”, she made 90 costumes and also made costumes for the “Nunsence Girls”, of Ilion. Her love and talent for sewing was inherited from her mother, Marion. Ginny has made many bridal gowns, bride’s maids’ dresses and prom dresses. Also, she made several Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls for the St. Augustine’s Church Craft Fair. Ginny made Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls and Halloween costumes for many of her nieces. She was a wonderful Quilter. May Ginny be fondly remembered by all who knew her. Surviving family members include her sisters-in-law, Kathleen “Kathie” Vandawalker and Pamela “Pam” Vandawalker; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; 2 brothers, Ralph and Roger Vandawalker; and her sister, Jean Runyon. In keeping with Virginia’s wishes, Graveside Services will be held 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Armory Hill Cemetery, Benedict Ave., Ilion. Anyone wishing to share a memory of Virginia, or add to her online memorial, may go to In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Ilion Fire Station, Local 1185, Central Ave., Ilion, NY 13357. Virginia’s service arrangements were prearranged and are entrusted to her Family Funeral Director and friend, Don Applegate, at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home’s original location, at 102 West St., Ilion, NY (315-895-7722).
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