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Virginia M. (Medjeska) Bedesem


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Virginia M. (Medjeska) Bedesem Obituary
Virginia M. Bedesem of Dover died Monday April 3, 2017 at Cadia Rehabilitation, Dover. She was 80.

Virginia was born Aug. 27, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Walter Medjeska and Helen Medjeska. She graduated from Drexel University with an Associate's degree. She was a world traveler. With her family and friends, she visited Europe, South America, Caribbean Islands, Canada, China, Australia and the Pacific Islands. She served as Commander, Lackawanna Sail and Power Squadron, volunteered at the Dover AFB USO and was an active sailor for most of her adult life.

A recent letter from one of her nine grandchildren sums up the feelings of all: "Dear Grandma, we love and miss our summers together with you! They are always dear memories close to our hearts. We loved our night time conversations and our good night kisses ... remember hearing you laugh and sing along to 'Rock n' Roll All Night' as we drove to Friendly's for ice cream. After the beach, you comment on your tan and we admire your ginger golden skin, perfectly pinned hair, and smile lines ... We loved your clean bathrooms and plush pink and sandy rugs, sandwiches at lunch time, sweet gems of fruit and ice cream in your cozy den. My sister and I would stay up reading, but sometime so would you! (mystery novels that kept you up at night). You've been to so many places around the world. As it takes a traveler to catch a travel bug ... I'm so inspired by your worldly spirit! Thank you for keeping close in touch with us, for loving us and believing we are special. Thank you for showing us how to pick ripe cherry tomatoes, to leave early to the beach, to dine at fancy restaurants, to play card games, to converse with those who have long circled the globe, to swim across the pool and strengthen our lungs, to enjoy the seashore and beach sun ... Thank you for the fun playing with stuffed animals and many adventures. Because of you we know the happiness of a guest to grandma's house, the sugar and spice of grandma's.

"Thank you for telling us you love us after every phone call, and for all the words of wisdom. We Love You too! We dreamed of visiting you again this summer because we always love to see you!

"We are sorry for the pain you've had ... You've always been and will be a strong woman in our lives."

A small memorial was led by the her oldest child, clergywoman Isabelle Morton, at the Woodland Beach pier. Her ashes were cast into the water by each of those in attendance.

She is survived by her loving partner John Dacey, of Smyrna, sister Helen Walker of Atlanta, Ga., daughter Isabelle Morton of Hebron Conn., and sons W. Paul Bedesem of San Antonio, Tex. and M. Brian Bedesem of Tucson, Ariz. Virginia also had seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Dover AFB USO or the .
Published in Dover Post from Apr. 19 to Apr. 28, 2017
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