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Virginia Kay Getz

Miss Virginia Kay Getz, age 52, of Alexandria, VA and a former Tyrone resident died Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at 1:40 p.m. at Virginia Hospital Center, Arlington, VA.
She was born August 19, 1951 in Tyrone, the daughter of the late Warren E. and Caroline E. Friday Getz Sr. She is survived by two sisters, Barbara George and Darlene Singler, both of Tyrone, one brother – Lee and wife Joyce of Altoona, sister-in-law Patty Getz of Tyrone and these nieces and nephews – Shelly Getz-Ray, Tom Getz, Joe Getz, JoAnna Maceno, Vicki Bilka, Bob Getz, Jennifer George, Megan George, Todd George, Ryan George and several nieces and nephews in CA, OR and MT. She was preceded in death by three brothers – John, Tom and Ed.
She was a graduate of Tyrone High School Class of 1969 and received a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Maryland and was employed as an Information Technology Specialist for the Department of Agriculture. She was a very active member of the Nativity Lutheran Church in Alexandria, VA where she was a member of the choir, volunteered to assist needy children and held numerous offices in the Trivent (A.A.L.). When in Tyrone she was a member of the First English Lutheran Church. She was affiliated with a group of volunteers that provided tutoring services for local elementary students and enjoyed masters swimming, working with youth, spending time with her family and friends and the companionship of her dog “Sam”.
Funeral service for Miss Getz will be held Monday, April 12, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the First English Lutheran Church with Pastor T.M. Talbot-Moses officiating. Interment will be made in Baughman Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc. on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Blair County Unit, 1004 N. Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.