Virginia M. Arnold, 91, of 10 Hinkle Street, Warren, Pa., passed away on Friday, August 17, 2012 at her residence.
Virginia was born March 31, 1921, in Jamestown, NY, the daughter of the late Frederick and Mildred Farr Gollnick. She was a Warren resident for the past fifty-plus years and was formerly employed at Warren Components. Virginia left work to be a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church. Virginia enjoyed her fish pond, loved to play cards, and dearly loved her family and her faithful dog, "Dusty". She will be sadly missed by her family and all those who knew her.
She is survived by three daughters, Nancy DeRosia and her husband Larry, Cimmaron, Co., Linda Thomas and her husband David, Jamestown, NY, and Joan Winans, Warren, Pa.; two sisters, Marian Guiffre-da, Jamestown, NY, and Shirley Carlson and her husband Wayne, also of Jamestown; eleven grandchildren, Lynn Stock-hausen, Jason Cook, Tara Strong, Kim Retterer, Bob DeRosia, Dick DeRosia, Debbie, Steve Stanko, Ron Stanko Jr., Michael Arnold, and Jennifer Arnold; numerous great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death on December 5, 1998 by her husband, Albert Arnold, whom she married on October 24, 1938 at the First Salem United Methodist Church in Warren; a daughter, Carol Stanko; a son, Edward Arnold; and three brothers, Dave, Paul, and Ronald Gollnick.
Friends will be received at the Peterson - Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Sunday, August 19, from, 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 20, at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Kevin Haley, Pastor, Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park West, Warren, Pa., 16365.