Amy (Roberts) Wainright

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Amy (Roberts) Wainright, 51, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 27.
Amy was born in Durham, N.C., on Jan. 30, 1962, and moved to Delaware, Ohio, when she was 2 years old. She graduated from Delaware Hayes High School in 1980 and from The Ohio state University in 1984. She taught high school English in Frederick, Md., and then worked as an editor for The American Journal of Forestry while pursuing her Master's Degree at American University in Washington, D.C. She then moved to the Jacksonville area and landed her dream job, teaching English Literature at the University of North Florida where she was an Associate Professor.
Amy was predeceased by an infant daughter, Olivia Grace, her maternal grandparents, Jack and Alma Lee Adkins, her paternal grandparents, Clarence and Florence Roberts and her aunt Doris Foulds.
She is survived by her two children, Evan and Grace and their father Greg Wainright of Sterling, Va. She is also survived by her father Bruce (Ginny) Roberts of Delaware, her mother Harriet (Charlie) Costello of Melbourne, Fla., her brother Mark and Gary Bemiller of Hilliard, fiance Paul Gerjovich, of Jacksonville, Fla., and two uncles, Andy (Myrtie) Adkins of Glen Arm, Md., and Kent (Shirley) Roberts of Winchester, Va. Also several cousins.
Amy loved her family dearly, as well as her cats, her friends and many students. She was always trying to help people when she saw they were in need or trouble. She loved warm weather, the ocean and nature, always stopping to try and help abandoned or injured animals.
A celebration of Amy's life will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 12 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William St. at Valleyside Dr., Delaware, OH 43015. A luncheon will immediately follow the services in the Snyder-Rodman Community Room.
Interment will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery privately with her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 or The Humane Society of the United States, Dept. HHHONL,2100 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20037.
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Published in The Delaware Gazette on July 2, 2013
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