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Virginia "Ginny" Howard Obituary

Virginia "Ginny" Howard

January 5, 2018
Born in Catskill, NY
Resided in Valatie, NY
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H. Virginia “Ginny” Howard, 96, of Carriage House Rd., Catskill passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Barnwell Nursing Home, Valatie.
She was born in Catskill, a daughter of the late William and Glenn Norton Brooks Heath. Ginny was valedictorian of Catskill High School and belonged to the Catskill Garden Club. She was an avid gardener, golfer and bowler. Ginny worked at the Catskill draft board and then at Marine Midland Bank for many years until her retirement.
Her husband, Charles R. Howard died January 28, 1999. Six siblings, Mary Connolly, Mabel Hanna, Doris Hay, Donald Heath, Orliff Heath and Antoinette Heath all died previously.
Surviving are her niece Mary Jane Oravsky and her husband William of Catskill; 1 grandniece Jillian Oravsky, one grandnephew Shane Oravsky and his wife Pamela. Other nieces and nephews survive.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 10:00 am - 12:00 noon at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A Funeral Service will be conducted by Pastor Rick Snowden, at the funeral home, at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Town of Catskill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cultivate Catskill, PO Box 622, Catskill, NY 12414.

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Calling hours
Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Friday, January 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Funeral Service
Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Friday, January 12, 2018
12:00 PM
Town of Catskill Cemetery
27 North Jefferson Avenue
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Friday, January 12, 2018


Cultivate Catskill
PO Box 622
Catskill Village, New York United States 12414
Founded in 2013 by long-time Catskill resident Shelly Pulver, Cultivate Catskill was created to transform our village into the beautiful place we knew it could be. As part of that mission, we participated in America in Bloom, a national awards program designed to help “Plant Pride in Communities”. Over the past four years, America in Bloom has helped guide us towards a greener, greater Catskill. Every year, a team of AIB judges tours the village, evaluating progress in six different categories and making recommendations. We’re busy getting ready for this year’s visit, planting more public areas, installing vibrant hanging baskets, filling containers with colorful flowers along Main Street. We also encourage residents to clean, paint, and plant to help make Catskill all it can be. And we couldn’t be prouder of what’s taken root.