OLMSTED FALLS - Virginia Shine, 92, of Olmsted Falls and formerly of Warren, passed away at 7:47 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, with her family by her side at Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights.
She was born February 1, 1922, in Monessen, Pa., the daughter of the late Michael and Frances Pragacz Slyk, and was a proud 1940 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.
She retired after 20 years working in the retail business.
Virginia was a longtime member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish-St. James Church in Warren and was a member of its Altar & Rosary Society and the Over 50 club. Virginia was very proud of her Polish heritage.
Virginia was married Jan. 12, 1946, to Albin "Al" Shine, and they were married for 62 years until his passing on Oct. 3, 2008. Together they shared the love of four children, Ken E. Shine of Olmsted Falls, Marsha E. Hofer of Aurora, Colo., Lynda J. (Mark) Hodermarsky of Olmsted Falls and Patricia (John) Ellis of Mason; five grandchildren, Paul (Lauren) Hodermarsky, Janet Hodermarsky and Megan, Amanda and Lauren Ellis; and two great-grandchildren, Lily and Henry Hodermarsky. She is also survived by two brothers, Richard "Dick" (Sandra) Slyk of Howland and Robert (Norma) Slyk of Warren; and a sister, Barbara Balogh of St. Petersburg, Fla.
Besides her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by a sister Pearl Capan.
Calling hours will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. with Fr. James P. Walker officiating in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish-St. James Church, preceded by closing prayers to be recited at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home prior to leaving for the church.
Burial will follow in All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.
The family suggests that memorial contributions take the form of donations in Virginia's name to the St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish-St. James Church, 185 Laird Ave. N.E., Warren, OH 44483.
Family and friends may visit www.sinchakandsons.com to view this tribute and share condolences with the Shine Family.
Caring and professional arrangements for the Shine family are under the direction of the Sinchak & Sons Funeral Home, 330-392-5691.