Virginia Schlage, 89 passed away peacefully at her current residence, Atria Park Assisted Living of Glen Ellyn, Illinois on April 24, 2021. Virginia was previously a resident of Lombard, Illinois since 1986.
Virginia was born November 26, 1931 in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Charles F. Shaffer and Evelyn J. (Kortright) Shaffer. Her siblings, all preceding her in death, included brothers Robert and John and sister, Martha Donovan-Vilky. Virginia graduated from Brownsville (Pennsylvania) Area High School in 1949. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Starinsky and her second husband, William J. Schlage.
She began her career working in the family business, Shaffer’s Market of Brownsville, Pennsylvania and married William Starinsky in 1956. William and Virginia Starinsky and son Robert relocated to Chicago, Illinois in 1967 where Virginia worked in the offices of Cotter and Company, parent of True Value Hardware Stores in Chicago, Illinois for over 20 years before her first retirement at age 62 in 1993. Several years later she began working part time at the Harris Bank Operations Center near her home in Lombard, Illinois before retiring a second time, at age 78, in 2009.
She is survived by her son Robert and his wife Christine (Armato) and granddaughters Stefanie, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh and Sarah, a graduating senior at Glenbard North High School, who will be attending Purdue University this fall.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Brust Funeral Home at 135 South Main Street in Lombard, Illinois. Services will be held on Friday May 7th, 2021 with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM, followed by a funeral service beginning at 10:00 AM, with burial to follow at Fairview Memorial Park, 900 North Wolf Road in Northlake, Illinois. Arrangements have been made for family and guests to attend the memorial services remotely via Zoom. Please contact Robert Starinsky for connection information.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60707, or Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, 255 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611.
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