The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

June 2, 2013

Virginia M. Burgwin


Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — Virginia M. Burgwin, age 84, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Jefferson Health Care in Jefferson, Ohio.

She was born Feb. 7, 1929, in Geneva, Ohio, to Zana (Thompson) and Max Lee and married Gordon Burgwin in Cumberland, Md. on May 8, 1947. 

Virginia was a past member of First Christian Church in Ashtabula, and an active member of the Ashtabula Senior Center and Blue Bells. She enjoyed crocheting and playing games and card with her friends. She enjoyed traveling and spending Christmas with her sons. She also enjoyed spending time with her sisters and brothers. Virginia lived in Southington, Ohio from 1949 until her husband Gordon passed away in 1992, she then moved to Warren, Ohio. She was a past member of Scope and volunteered in the gift shop at St. Joseph Hospital for many years.

She is survived by her step-daughter, Jean DeMelker of Saybrook, Ohio; sons, Ralph (Mioma) Burgwin of King William, Va., Mark (Crystal) Burgwin of Colonial Heights, Va. and Lee (Jean) Burgwin of Midlothian, Va.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty (Richard) Whiteside of York, S.C. and Mildred Moore of Brookville, Fla.; brothers, Raymond (Clarice) Lee of Ashtabula and Phillip (Joan) Lee of Conneaut; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Lee of Saybrook, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Burgwin; her parents; a daughter, Carolyn Burgwin; step-daughter, Joan Connors; step-son, Don Burgwin; and a brother, Walter Lee..

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 4th, at THE BEHM FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 175 S. Broadway, Geneva, Ohio.

Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Christine Bell, of First United Methodist Church of Ashtabula, officiating. Final Resting Place will be at Trumbull Center Cemetery on Rt. 534 in Trumbull Township.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44110-2602.

Obituary and condolences at www.behmfuneral.com and starbeacon.com.