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Virginia Evelyne (Bork) Woodske

July 10, 1923 ~ April 22, 2021 (age 97)


Virginia Evelyne (Bork) Woodske, 97, of New Brighton, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Born July 10, 1923, on Shaffer Road in North Sewickley Township, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Velma (Miller) Bork. Virginia moved to New Brighton in 1938, graduated in the class of 1941, and first worked as secretary of Broadhead Hotel in Beaver Falls for five years.

Virginia was devoted to her church, community, and her family. She was a member of The New Brighton United Methodist Church (NBUMC) since 1954. In 1965, she became church secretary and treasurer, retiring in 1998 after serving for 33 years. In addition to membership on numerous church committees, she also taught a preschool Sunday class for ten years. Virginia served a president, secretary, and treasurer of the Methodist Guild Class. After her retirement, she volunteered as secretary for the New Brighton Church of God for eight years. Virginia served on the New Brighton School Board for six years, and assisted her husband of 49 years, Ernest, operate his business, Ernie’s Auto Body Shop of New Brighton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by Ernie on February 1, 1992; four sisters, Madelyne (Alex) Futato, Betty (Richard) Goehring, Edith Anne (George) Pavlinich, infant Lois Elaine; two brothers, Walter (Sonny) Bork, Dick Bork; and granddaughter, Dawn Murphy.

Virginia is survived by two sons, Thomas (Kitty Wasko) of Franklin Township, and Bruce (Katrina Patton) of Beaver; daughter, Susan (Patrick) Murphy of Mayville, New York; brother, Donald (Jean) Bork of Bryan, Texas; six grandchildren, Melanie (Gavin) Robb, Daniel (Kimberly Stanczak) Woodske, Dr. Matthew (Heather Uslenghi) Woodske, Ryan (Diana Abate) Woodske, Hannah (Matthew) Glynn, and Michael (Michele Freitag) Murphy, eight beloved great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Her family will always be grateful for the excellent care she received from the staff at Trinity Oaks Personal Care Center in Franklin Township, and Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver.

Family and friends will be received on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME- 1133 Penn Avenue, New Brighton, Virginia will lie in state Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM in the New Brighton United Methodist Church- 1033 Sixth Avenue New Brighton, PA 15066.

A private interment at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park will take place as well.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts may be made in Virginia’s name to the Memorial Gifts Fund of her church.

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April 23, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gabauer Family Funeral Homes
1133 Penn Avenue
New Brighton, PA 15066

Lying in State
April 24, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
New Brighton United Methodist Church
1033 6th Avenue
New Brighton, PA 15066

Funeral Service
April 24, 2021

11:00 AM
New Brighton United Methodist Church
1033 6th Avenue
New Brighton, PA 15066

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