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YOUNGSTOWN - There will be a Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial held on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at 10 a.m. at St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian, Road, Youngstown, with Chorbishop Michael Kail officiating for Virginia George, 97, who passed away late Friday evening, Oct. 4, 2013, with her loving family right by her side.
Virginia will always be loved and remembered by her family and friends for her sweet and humble personality, her devotion to God, and her award winning smile that would always brighten everyone up.
She was born March 11, 1916, in Youngstown, the daughter of Aziz and Liza (Nagem) Nassar and was a lifelong area resident.
Virginia was a proud homemaker and adored her family, where she always made them number one priority. She was referred to by many family and friends as Eynee (the eye of my heart). Virginia was truly blessed to have lived a full and prosperous life and her legacy will live on in the hearts of many. She adored her family so much and always made them number one priority.
She was a lifelong member of St. Maron Church and was one of its oldest living members. Her strong devotion to God and the Blessed Mother was exemplified by her husband, Michael, as being one of the main founders for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon in North Jackson.
Her husband, Michael Charles George, whom she married Oct. 19, 1939, died Oct. 16, 1971.
Virginia leaves behind to hold on to her precious memories, her children, Dr. Robert J. (Goldie) George of Florida and Barbara (Walt) Sardich, with whom she made her home; five grandchildren, Michael T. (Janet) George of Akron, Mark C. (Marie) George of Florida, Michelle George of Akron, Erik (Erin) Sardich of Stow and Todd (Julie) Sardich of Boardman; four great-grandchildren, whom she adored with all her heart, Stella, Lily, Sam and Michael; a sister, Marie Nassief of Canfield; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Nassar; and two sisters, Rose Mike and Sue David.
Friends may call on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home 4700 Market St., Boardman, where the Prayers of Incense Prayer Service will be held at 6:30 p.m., and again on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, from 9 to 9:50 a.m. at St. Maron Church, 1555 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the professional care of the Rossi & Santucci Funeral Home, 4700 Market St., Boardman.
Burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown.
Virginias family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Ron Aiello and Dr. David Hoffman, the Inn at Christine Valley and the Hospice House for all the care and compassion that was shown to Virginia during her illness.
Material contribution can be made to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon Shrine, 2759 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson, OH 44451.
Family and friends may visit www.rossisantuccifh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the George family.
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