Virginia Ann Sniegon
FUNERAL HOME
Vincent Funeral Home
417 11th Street
West Point, VA
Virginia Ann Sniegon, 83, of Alexandria, VA passed away January 16, 2019.She graduated from West Point High School, attended Longwood College and received her Bachelors and Master's Degree from University of Maryland. Ginny was working on her PHD degree.Ginny was the daughter of the late Adolph and Annie M. Sniegon. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Frances Ruark.She is survived by her siblings Rose Lovelace (William) of Annapolis, MD, John Sniegon (Joanne) of Englewood, FL, Eddie Sniegon of Aylett, VA and Marvin Adolph Sniegon of Mechanicsville, VA and many other family members.A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 21st at Vincent Funeral Home, 417 11th Street, West Point, VA 23181. Interment will follow in Sunny Slope Cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Tributes may be posted at www.vincentfh.com.
Published by Daily Press on Jan. 18, 2019.
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I was very sorry to hear this sad news. Ginny and I have known one another since the late 1970's. She was a true friend and someone you could always count on. Very dedicated to her job, Ginny worked most weekends. When not at work, you could find her on the tennis court. Ginny was a giving person and always looked out for others.
Ginny, I will miss your smile and all the good times. Thank you for being you. Love you, BJ Maticic
January 22, 2019
What a wonderful blessing having Ginny as my friend for many years. I will always cherish the special memories and miss her greatly. Rest in heavenly peace. May God bless the family in this time of sorrow. Love, Myrna
January 22, 2019
With fond memories all I'll always remember Ginny.

With my sincerest condolences,

Jackie Green-Woody
DOT&E/DPAA
January 22, 2019
I have had the opportunity and pleasure of working with Ginny both in the Pentagon and at the Institute for Defense Analyses. I could always rely on her insights and guidance into Defense strategic and budgetary processes, as well as her having personal contacts in the White House and the Pentagon as needed for additional information.

She was a true patriot, and active in political and military activities. She was the heart and soul of the Precision Strike Association. She is sorely missed by all who knew her.

Irv Boyles
Spotsylvania,VA
January 21, 2019
I've had the honor of knowing and working with Ginny for the last seven years. Ginny was many things, indifferent was not one of them. She was passionate, she was dedicated, she was loyal, and she was driven to make Precision Strike and her beloved Department of Defense as strong as it could be. I learned early on that I might be the Chairman of Precision Strike but Ginny was the heart and soul. As long as I treated Precision Strike with the love and attention it deserved, Ginny was my best champion. She would devote hours to reviewing my articles, e-mails, letters and to planning our events, day, night, weekends, holidays, it did not matter; Ginny was always faithful and resolute.

Ginny was always there, she was the keeper of all things Precision Strike. Sometimes that became overpowering, so deep were her convictions. Never once though was Ginny unreceptive to other opinions. Bruce Roulstone, a previous the National Defense Industrial Association representative for Precision Strike, and I used to joke that Ginny had so much energy that it took both of us to keep up with her. We'd be pleased as our six months of preparation for an event was culminating in strong opening morning, meanwhile Ginny would be shuffling schedules, speaker time slots and luncheon seating charts to make sure we didn't miss any detail or suffer a hiccup. Ginny had an eye for detail, our events didn't go seamlessly by luck; thank you for sharing your eye with us!

Ginny, Precision Strike will miss you, I will miss you. Thank you for patiently showing me how it's done and thank you for your devotion, passion and friendship! Precision Strike is what it is today because of you, it is only fitting that after we learned from the best; we carry on in the way you wanted all along. Thank you my friend, go rest high on that mountain Ginny!
Ken Masson, Precision Strike Association
January 20, 2019
I came to know Ginny when I was assigned to the AT&L staff in Air Warfare with oversight responsibility of service tactical aircraft programs. I was aware of the work of the Precision Strike Association but I did not know Ginny or the importance of her role in PSA's success. That lack of knowledge of her personally did not last long.
Being a sailor and aviator I have a keen appreciation of what the force of nature can bring to bear on the world we live in, and the effect it can have on those of us who call it home.
From my experience the force of nature can come in many forms. Typhoons, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, thunderstorms and tornados, just to name a few. The force of nature is also seen in a sunrise on a clearing morning after a dark and stormy night. It is reflected in an ocean that is one day a series of towering mountain ranges of sea and the next as smooth and flat as a plate of glass, reflecting with precision the sky in the sea, making them both seem one and the same.
This was Ginny. She was a force of nature.
She asked" me to be a PSA board member. I was uncertain if I could carve the time out of my busy professional responsibilities but Ginny's determination was much greater than my self-doubts. The result was me becoming a better person by Ginny's faith in me being greater than my own.
As with a storm, there was no denying the power of Ginny. I am not aware of anyone successfully telling her no. Some tried to wait her out but she had a tenacity about her commitments that could overcome the most committed resistance, just as any force of nature.
Yet with all that force of nature be applied to achieve common goals, she had a disarming way about her. None of her commitment to causes was about her. She would not allow it. Her investments of time and energy was for the benefit of others, none more important than her commitment to the success of PSA.
She leaves a gap that no one individual will ever be able to fill. But she also leaves a legacy of service to others that ensures the individual loss we all have suffered will be collectively filled by all those hundreds and thousands she has guided and mentored by her example of service over self.
While we all miss her deeply, it is heartening to know that her spirit continues to shine through all of those she has touched.
Admiral Scott Swift, USN(Ret)
January 20, 2019
When I think of Ginny I think of her total dedication to the Nation, to the Nation's Defense and to the Precision Strike Association and National Defense Industrial Association.
Ginny was the foremost champion of Precisions Weapon Systems and used her connections to Presidents, Admirals, Generals, Defense Secretaries, Service Secretaries, Senior Service Acquisition Personnel and Service Men and Women to transform the Defense Post-Cold-War Culture from massed strikes to surgical strikes, an enormous improvement in reducing civilian loss of life, and vastly strengthening the Nation's military utility and capability
Ginny had an absolutely wonderful ability to put a national program together in a way that she educated both attendees and speakers alike. She was especially effective in not taking no from an invited dignitary, even if they professed ignorance. In fact, it was well known that one Secretary of Defense headed to the men's room when he saw Ginny walking down the Pentagon hallway to avoid committing to speaking at a Precision Strike Association event. As far as ignorance, the speakers were well informed and converted by the time they attended and spoke. A subtle but an effective method of education.
Ginny was unwavering in thanking speakers and key participants and supporters for Precision Strike Association events. In that, she was gracious to a fault.
Thank you Ginny for your dedication, contributions and grace. You will be long missed, and never forgotten.
Again thank you.
Dr. John Walter, JHU/APL(ret.)
January 19, 2019
I am so sorry that she passed. May God give you the strength during this time. Please find comfort in knowing that He will bring her back to life. Luke 14:14. My condolences to the Sniegon family.
T B
January 19, 2019
Ginny, my dear friend, days will be more empty and less bright without you. You will forever live on in our hearts. You truly were an amazing individual. I am so thankful to have been able to share so many years with you. You have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, you have kept the faith, be with God now.
Tooba
Chuck "Tooba" Kelly
January 19, 2019
May you be continually comforted by pleasant thoughts of happier times together. May the "peace of God that excels all thought, guard your hearts."
CR
January 19, 2019
Ginny was a true friend and a fierce protector of our nation. She was one of the very, very few people in the world who really understood how the Pentagon was supposed to work and labored tirelessly to realize that vision. She taught me so much, was so generous with her time/knowledge, and I am forever indebted to her. Ginny was so kind to my family and especially my kids - always a trinket from a presidential library, a card or present on special occasions - they loved their "Miss Ginny"; we were blessed to have her in our lives and will miss her beyond words.
Jay Rouse
Friend
January 18, 2019
Great American, True Patriot, Stalwart Friend, Incredible Intellect, Dedicated Family Woman......Ginny will be known with many, many titles....but to me, Ginny will be always...Ginny. I loved her with all my heart and soul. Her warm, engaging personality, radiant smile and her unrelentless focus on accomplishing the next task are burned into my memory......forever. I, as literally thousands of our nations finest, will miss her. She has truly made a difference for our nation, our military, our PSA team and her beautiful family. Rest in peace my friend, you will now soar with the angels of God. ~Mat
VIce Admiral Mat Winter
Friend
January 18, 2019
Very sorry to hear this sad news. Ginny was a joy to work with over the years. She cared about America's future and worked hard on issues impacting our military readiness.
Dan Kreske
January 18, 2019
Ginny will be remembered as such a kind person who had a fierce love of Nation and doing her part to make it right. She was so loyal and offered advice on many issues. We will all miss her and we pray that her family finds solace in knowing Ginny's spirit will be carried on by her large circle of friends and family. We send our deepest sympathy and prayers,
Susan & George Allen
Susan Allen
January 18, 2019
Generations of defense professionals are heartbroken to learn of Ginny's passing. She was a friend to all and a positive force for our country. She will be missed, and she will be remembered dearly. Our prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.
Carl Chen
January 18, 2019
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