On Monday, Dec.21, 2020, Virginia Lavin, loving wife and mother passed away, at the age of 88. She followed her beloved husband, Harry, who passed three weeks earlier. Virginia was born on May 14,1932, in Philadelphia, to Harold and Florence Coe. She married Harry Lavin on Oct. 2, 1976, the true love of her life. She is survived by their children, Jim, Micheal, Martin and Donna, and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed by many. For many years, until retirement, she was a benefits administrator at McNeil Pharmaceutical, where she helped employees through difficult situations. She was well respected by her colleagues and co-workers. Virginia (or Ginny,as she liked to be called), loved to travel, and had been all over the world. She also loved fine dining and music. She was always quick to help anyone who needed it. Virginia was a devout Christian, and a member of Oreland Presbyterian Church. Due to current circumstances Ginny’s services will be private. The burial will be at Whitemarsh Memorial Park, 1169 Limekiln pk., Ambler PA., Wednesday 12/30, at aproximately 1:00pm. “Romeo and Juliet are together in eternity”. In lieu of flowers contributions in Ginny’s name may be made to Oreland Evangelical Presbyterian Curch, 1119 Church Rd., Oreland, PA 19075.
I met Virginia in 1982. Our friendship included happy hours of trips to NYC, Gettysburg, a tour to Normandy, lunches, dinners and many laughs.
She loved being with Harry and her family, and looked forward to their times together.
I will miss her.
Ginny was a treasured friend who had a special bond with our son when he was a little boy at OEPC. Her smile, her joyful spirit, will remain with us.
I served with Ginny on the Worship Committee at OEPC. Her faith was clearly evident. My wife Ginny and I often sat with her during church services. She was a fun person to be around. It is always sad when we lose people we know. We started missing her, along with our normal church services, during the pandemic. We will always remember her smile, positive attitude, and her appreciation of the choir in which I sang.