Obituary of Virginia "Ginny" Dittmar Ducharme
Webster, NY. September 15, 2019.
Born Virginia Louise Niles on September 27, 1927 to Howard B. Niles and Ethel L. (Odell) Niles in Rochester NY. Survived by her husband, Donald Ducharme; son, Charles “Chic” Dittmar Jr. (Linda); step-daughters, Amy Ducharme Russo (Tony) and Lori Ducharme; 5 grandchildren, Laura (Eric) Chidester, Mark (Kaitlyn) Dittmar, Glenn Dittmar, Abigail Russo, Micah Russo; 3 great-grandchildren, Cameron Chidester, Alyssa Chidester, ZoeAnne Dittmar; niece Janet Kreason, and extended family and friends. Predeceased by her first husband, Charles Dittmar; sister, Elizabeth Kreason; nephew, John Kreason.
Ginny grew up in Rochester, NY, graduating from West High in 1945 followed by work at Taylor Instruments. Civic engagement, faith, and an appreciation for the natural world shaped her life. Early on, she was a member of the Girl Scouts and later the Y outing club and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She relished hiking in the Adirondacks, tending to her rose bushes and many flower beds, baking and decorating wedding cakes, traveling the world and hosting guests through Rotary, and teaching and serving as an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Williamson. After the death of Ginny's first husband, Charlie, she attended Browncroft Community Church where she eventually met and married her second husband, Don Ducharme, in 1989. In addition to starting a home-based business with Don, she continued to paint and show her work at art shows like the Clothesline Festival, assist with mission projects in the Philippines and Ecuador, and cherish her grandchildren and great grandchildren as the family grew.
Thanks to the people and organizations that helped in this last transition of Ginny's life: her friends, caregivers, Marian's House, The Alzheimer's Association, Lifespan, the Rochester Mennonite Fellowship, Lifetime's home hospice and the Hildebrandt Center.
Friends are invited to a memorial and reception on September 7th at 1 PM at Southeast Bible Baptist, 1850 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd, Penfield 14526. Interment at Little Valley Rural Cemetery, Little Valley, NY.
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