Virginia Edna Fogarty

Virginia Edna Fogarty, 78, of Clarks Summit, died Monday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton. She was the wife of Daniel Thomas Fogarty, who also died Monday morning. The couple had been married for 57 years.

Born in Teaneck, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Joseph Charles and Margaret Edna Ullrich Lachmann. She was a graduate of Bogota High School in Bogota, N.J. She and her husband were founding members of the Sandvik Retiree Association.

Virginia was a very devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are a son, Kevin, Clarks Summit; four daughters, Keren Ann Miller and husband, Jeff, Jessup; Kelly Weaver and husband, Kenneth, Mountaintop; Kathy Fogarty, Clarks Summit; and Linda Durso and husband, Mike, Waymart; eight grandchildren, Devon and Daniel Fogarty, Alyssa and Lindsay Miller, Brittany Zeunges, Gabrielle, Brooke and Mikey Durso; a great-granddaughter, Hailey Zeunges; an aunt, Viola Ullrich, Maywood, N.J.; a cousin, Joyce Ullrich, Maywood, N.J.; two nephews, Charles and Chris Lachmann; and a niece, Barbara Slade. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Lachmann.

Friends may call Friday, Dec. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., with a blessing service to be held at 7:30 p.m. by the Rev. Robert McLaughlin, great-nephew, at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Interment will be held in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Sign the online guestbook at

Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 6, 2012