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Virginia Ann (Scholz) Sander

November 8, 1935 ~ December 27, 2021 (age 86)


On December 27, 2021, Virginia Ann Sander nee Scholz of Hillsdale NY passed from this world with her children and grandchildren gathered by her side.  She left this world as she lived in this world, surrounded by her beloved family. 


Born November 8, 1935, in the Bronx, New York, Ginny was the firstborn daughter of Alfred and Frances Scholz.  Ginny lived with her two sisters Frances (Scholz) Stang and Annemarie (Scholz) Wilkinson and her mother's mother (Mom) in a family-owned apartment building.  Early on, her mother gave her the role of caretaker for her family, a role she accepted, and graciously perfected throughout her life. Her early years were filled with family, friends, summer months in a Pennsylvania camp, and her church youth group. A graduate of Walton High School, Ginny attended Berkley Business School and went to work for a Radio Station in Manhattan. While vacationing in the Catskills, Ginny met Peter V. Sander, a handsome Army Honor Guard who was visiting his Aunt's farm. They were soon married and began to grow their family.


Moving from the Bronx to Yorktown Heights, NY, Ginny spent the next 30 years building a home for her husband and four children that was full of laughter and love. Ginny was a good neighbor and made lasting friendships both in her town and at her work where she was a dental assistant.  In 1989, she lost her beloved husband and dancing partner, Peter, and moved to their newly built house in Hillsdale to be closer to her mother and sisters. 


While her family was of utmost importance to her, Ginny also loved to travel and had a part-time home in Clearwater Florida. She spent many a winter sharing her beautiful beaches and warm Gulf sunsets with visiting family. Ginny made it to Germany to visit her roots and extended family.  She traversed the country from north to south and east to west while always returning to her cherished home on the hill and mountain view. 


In her last years, Ginny valiantly fought illnesses to treasure every last moment of her beautiful life. She rejoiced in her children and grandchildren's accomplishments and was most proud of the fact that they, "Are all good people." 


Virginia is survived by her four children; Valerie Frey and her husband James, Peter G. Sander and his wife Kara, Frances Foley and her fiance John, Christine Foster and her husband Tim, as well as her sister Frances Stang. Her memory will also be carried forward in the hearts of her eleven grandchildren; Jason, Tristan, Georgeanna, Jacob, Peter, Jessica, Jordan, Meaghan, Thomas, Nathan, and Caitlin, as well as many nieces and nephews.


Services for Virginia will be held at Peck & Peck Funeral Homes, Inc., 8063 Rt. 22 Copake, NY 12516. The viewing will be held on Thursday, December 30th from 4 - 7 P.M.  Services will be on Friday, December 31st at 11 A.M. 


Interment will follow in the Hillsdale Rural Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, friends and family are invited to donate to the charity of their choice in her memory.


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December 30, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peck and Peck Funeral Homes, Inc.
8063 Route 22
Copake, NY 12516

Funeral Service
December 31, 2021

11:00 AM
Peck and Peck Funeral Homes, Inc.
8063 Route 22
Copake, NY 12516

December 31, 2021

12:00 PM
Hillsdale Rural Cemetery
Old Town Road
Hillsdale, NY 12529

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