Virginia S. Knox
- April 3, 1914 - June 14, 2012
- Williamsburg, Virginia
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Virginia S. Knox, formerly of Schenectady, NY and Springfield, VA died Thursday, June 14, 2012, in Williamsburg, VA. She was 98 years old.
Mrs. Knox is survived by her two daughters Carol Byington of Williamsburg, VA and Susan Healy of Roswell, GA; son-in-law Stephen Healy; four grandchildren and their spouses, Susan and John DeNuzzio, Ross and Ellen Byington, Jill and Jay McKinney, and Michael and Kristen Healy; and 9 great-grandchildren, Alex and Julia DeNuzzio, Zoe and Aaron Byington, Michael, Marc, and Jordan McKinney, and Connor and Ella Healy. She was preceded in death by her husband Walter John Knox and her son-in-law Stanley Byington.
Mrs. Knox was born April 3, 1914 in Carman, NY to Howard and Minetta Bronk. Her father worked as a station master for the B&M Railroad and her mother was a piano teacher. Mrs. Knox graduated from Nott Terrace High School and was offered an art scholarship to attend Pratt University. She and her future husband met when they were in high school and married when she was twenty-three. After her husband's death in 1972, she went to work part-time in retail at Garfinckel's and was treasurer of the Springfield Women's Club. She loved cards, reading, travel, and, as a life-long Democrat, enjoyed discussing politics. She survived the loss of a father as a teenager, helped to support her mother during the Depression, and was witness to the phenomenal changes in our country. She will be remembered by her family as a strong, resilent woman "born with her hat on" ready to participate in whatever life presented.
A funeral service will be held at St. Bede Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20th. Friends and family are welcome afterwards at the home address. The graveside ceremony at Fairfax Memorial Gardens will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Bede Catholic Church building fund or to Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph's Home, 1503 Michaels Road, Henrico, VA 23229-4899.