Virginia Balog, age 86 of Penncraft, Pa. went home to be with Jesus Saturday, June 12, 2021 at her home. She was born on December 9, 1934 in Uniontown, Pa, a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Shushok Shaw.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-six years, Andy Balog; brothers: Joe , Jim, Ed; sisters: Dee Romano, Dorothy Dankovich, Marie Sutton, Alice Illig.
Virginia was a member of Holy Rosary Church.
She is survived her children: Joe Balog and his wife Betty of Penncraft, Pa, Elizabeth Marucci and her husband Negie of Republic, Pa., Diane Swartz and her husband Harry of Penncraft, Pa., Andrea Mapstone and her husband Gary of Penncraft, Pa.; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; sister, Charlotte Orslene of Penncraft, Pa; numerous nieces and nephews.
Ginny will be remembered for her baking and cooking talents, gardening skills, the love of her hometown Penncraft and her fun loving spirit until dementia set in and changed her forever. While she no longer sought joy or interaction with the outside world, her eyes still lit up when one of her family members came to visit and she could crack a good joke. Our beloved Ginny’s spirit will never leave us.
A special thank you to Kim Safko, Carol Steve, Pat Lent and Melanie Shumar for their compassion, friendship and special care as well as Hospice Amedysis for making Ginny’s final days comfortable and peaceful.
Virginia’s family will receive friends at the Kish-Fabry Funeral Home, Inc., 19 Legion Street, Pa on Wednesday, June 16, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and until 9:15 a.m. when prayers of transfer will be said followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in the Historic Church of St. Peter, Brownsville, Pa with Father Timothy J. Kruthaupt, celebrant. Entombment will be at a later date at the Chapel of Peace Mausoleum at Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa.
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