Virginia Louise ‘Ginny’ D’Uva

Jan. 29, 1941 – Aug. 29, 2018


Virginia Louise “Ginny” D’Uva, 77, Altoona, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at her home.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William P. and Edith Charlotte (Merrits) Shannon. On Feb. 19, 1959, she married Joseph E. D’Uva Jr., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1999.

Surviving are five children: Athena D’Uva-Loarca, Bonnie D’Uva Whitesell (Ed), Steven M. D’Uva (Regina), Felicia M. Gonzalez (Roberto) and Joseph D’Uva (Jenny); 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four siblings: Gladys Brawdy, Phyllis Robertson, Linda Brantner and Edith Hertzog; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Ann Pannebaker.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Shannon.

Ginny was a 1958 graduate of Altoona High School and a 1977 graduate of Altoona Nursing School. She retired as a licensed practical nurse after many years of service, and she was a member of PSEA Nursing Organization.

She enjoyed family activities, antiquing, reading, spoiling her pets, traveling and bowling.

Friends will be received from 3 until the 4 p.m. memorial service Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at First Church of the Brethren, Altoona. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Penn­sylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.