VIRGINIA KELLER
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It is with great sadness that we report the death of Virginia Keller (nee) Kossoy. Virginia was 76 years old and suffered for many years with Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in New York City and as a child volunteered reading to the blind. She was an avid cyclist and met her husband of 57 years, Frank, through the American Youth Hostel program in the early 1950's. Virginia worked as a microbiologist while raising a family in the Hudson Valley region of New York. She and Frank retired to Holly Hill, Florida in 1982 and together they travelled and took numerous cycling trips in the Western United States, France, Germany and China. In her retirement, Virginia also enjoyed gardening, bonsai, quilting and kayaking. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, two daughters, two sisters and eight grandchildren. Memorial plans are undecided at this time. Donations to Doctors Without Borders or the National Alzheimer's Association are welcomed.


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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on May 24, 2011.
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August 19, 2011
Dear Frank and family, I was deeply saddened to hear of Virginia;s passing. I can truly say my times riding with you, Virginia, Victer, len and the others in that wonderful group, were my most cherished times in years of cycling. Thanks for the memories and my thoughts are with you and your family. Joyce kelly(now in Gainesville,fl.)
May 25, 2011
Suzanne, and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I loved reading about the full life Virginia had. Virtual hugs, Suzanne, and I'll take a real one when you get back. Much love, John
John Martin
May 24, 2011
Dear Frank
WE ARE SORRY TO HEAR OF vIRGINIA'S PASSING wHAT A LOVELY LADY...A REAL GEM!!!!yOUR CARE FOR HER DOES BOTH OF YOU CREDIT.hER SPIRIT LIVES ON IN YOUR CHILDREN......NO MOTHER WOULD ASK FOR MORE!!! lOVE YOU .....BEAR UP .....NO ONE COULD HAVE DONE MORE THAN YOU DID TO MAKE HER LAST YEARS AS FULFILLING AS POSSIBLE.sO SORRY THAT YOU WILL MISS HER SO MUCH .lOVE YOU IN YOUR SORROW
aLDO & jUSTINE
May 24, 2011
I am so sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. I have so many great memories of riding with her and Frank. Since moving to Atlanta I have missed my bike riding friends the most.
Peter Wilcox
May 24, 2011
Frank and family, I was so sorry to hear of Virginia's passing. A flood of fond cycling memories came back when I heard the news. Virginia's and your support and help in starting and keeping the Daytona Bicycle Club running are one of my favorites. May God's peace be with Virginia, you and your family.
Larry Staley
May 24, 2011
Deepest Sympathy, Frank & Family. Virginia will be missed by all her knew her. Frank your care of Virginia over the past several years was truly a Love Story. Keep those memories alive. Judy & Bill
Judy & Bill Wengert
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