Virginia Ruth Alberta Woodward-Gamer 10/25/2021

Virginia R.A. Woodward-Gamer

Virginia Ruth Alberta Woodward- Gamer, 82, formerly of DeKalb, died on October 25, 2021, at Kindered Hospital in Dover, New Jersey. Calling hours will be November 14, 2021, 2-3 PM, at the funeral home, due to COVID, masks and social distancing are required . A reception will follow at the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department. Virginia is survived by a son, Albert Edward Gamer, Hackettstown, NJ, daughters, Mildred and her husband Michael Smith of Canton, Suzan Gamer of DeKalb Junction and Naomi and her husband Robert Drake of DeKalb Junction, stepdaughters, Vickie Brice of Gouverneur, Betty Jo Peck of Gouverneur, Marjorie Hosmer and her partner Cindy Parker of Canastota, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a stepson David Peck Jr, siblings, Charles Woodward and Jean Magnacca and her step father Nicholas Pavoloi. Virginia was born on May 19, 1939 in Springfield, Mass., to the late, Charles and Virginia Thurber Woodward.   She married Albert Edward Gamer on February 21, 1964 in Springfield, Mass., he predeceased her on January 13, 1974. Her lifelong companion Mort Peck predeceased her on March 8, 2017.  Virginia was a health aide for the Community Development Program in Canton, NY, until her retirement. When she was younger she picked tobacco in the Massachusetts tobacco fields. After her retirement she was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital in the laundry.  She was a member of the Women of The Moose Chapter 2352, American Legion 164 Auxiliary, the Highland Presbyterian Church, the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary,  she was a Sunshine Volunteer.  Virginia loved any and all crafts, including, beading, quilting, embroidering and making her own Christmas cards.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Legion Post 164, Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ, 07840 or the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Dept., 4323 USH 11, DeKalb Junction, NY 13630. 

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  1. Virginia was a wonderful person, her love of the Lord showed in the way she treated others. She
    was a member of our church and did what ever she could to help others. I am delighted to have
    called her Friend. God Bless

  2. Virginia was one of the most faithful people I have ever known. She never forgot my birthday and anniversary even after she moved to NJ. She continued to call me and tell me how much our friendship meant to her up right up until the week before she went to be with the Lord. And her faithfulness to the Lord was unmatched; she loved Him and praised Him all the days of her life. Now she is praising her Lord in Heaven!

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