Virginia Alston Abrams, worked at Weston Instrument, had great sense of humor, loved traveling

By on April 26, 2017

Virginia Alston Abrams was born May 18, 1925, in Newark, N.J., to Edward Franklin Alston and Irene Agnes LaPointe Alston.

Ginny attended school in Newark and graduated from Saint Charles Borromeo High School in 1944. She worked for many years at Weston Instrument Company in Newark, and made many wonderful girlfriends. Together Ginny and the girls shared countless memorable vacations, including cruises to beautiful sunny locations like, Bermuda and Hawaii.

In 1955, Ginny moved with her parents and younger brother, Edward, from Newark to Rahway, N.J.

After enjoying the single life for a few years, Ginny finally settled down and married William Joseph Abrams on March 14, 1971. Since Bill was a tour bus operator, Ginny was able to continue to fulfill her love of travel, only now as a married woman, as she often road along will Bill on his bus tours, to fun places like Lancaster County.

By marrying Bill, Ginny became a step mother to Harold and Florence and step-grandmother to Bobby, Laura, Mark, and Amy. Eventually, Ginny became a great-grandmother too.

Soon after Bill died in June 1990, Ginny moved to New Holland, to be closer to her brother, Edward; sister-in-law, Nancy; and niece and nephew, Karen and Thomas. At this point in her life, Ginny loved being able to be close by and watch their children, Bill, Jenn and Abby, grow up.

After Ed’s death in 2012, and especially since moving to Zerbe Sister’s Nursing Center, Ginny grew especially close to the women in her life: Nancy, Karen and Laura.

Ginny always had a fun sense of humor and loved the company of her family and friends, being around people and sitting out in the sun made her happy. She also loved birthdays and holidays, especially Christmas and loved her M&Ms.

Ginny passed away at Zerbe Sister’s on Easter Sunday after a short illness and will be missed by all of us who knew and loved her.

A memorial service was held April 22 at Stradling Funeral Home, Akron. Interment was be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Ginny’s memory may be made to St. Catharine of Siena Regional School, 2330 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, PA 19606.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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