Virginia A. (Martinet) Kurilla, 71, of Carroll Township, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in the Mon Valley Care Center. A daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Hako) Martinet, she was born Nov. 4, 1942, in Monessen. Virginia worked for many years at the former Miller's Department Store in Charleroi and in the deli at the Fisher Heights Giant Eagle. She was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church and the Mon Valley Serra Club and enjoyed taking trips to the casino and playing video games. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Donald Kurilla; sons, John "JD" Kurilla and Matt Kurilla; daughter, Beth Derocco and fiancAC., Shawn Wagner; brothers, John Martinet and David Martinet and wife, Carmen; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the MELENYZER-DuBARR FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 825 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, in Mary, Mother of the Church with co-celebrants the Rev. Gerald A. Mikonis and the Rev. Walter Rydzon. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Virginia's name be made to Mary, Mother of the Church, 624 Washington Ave., Charleroi, PA. 15022.
Matt, JD and Beth, I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I was in the Valley a few weeks ago and drove through Carroll and past your house. That brought back so many fond memories of your family and spending time at your house after school. Your mom was a special person and a great Girl Scout leader. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Kristen
Kristen Fernandez Wilhelm Dec 19 2013 12:00 AM
You have my deepest sympathy. Ginny and I were classmates. There was always a connection due to our sharing a name and nickname.
Virginia Melenyzer Dawson Dec 18 2013 12:00 AM
Saddened to hear of Ginny's passing. Our sympathy to the family.
Dianne and Paul Tobacco Dec 18 2013 12:00 AM
Don, Very sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
John and Pat Skeryo Dec 18 2013 12:00 AM
Bunny e-mailed me and told me about Virginia's passing. Our thoughts are with you in this trying time.
Rodney & Joyce Angotti Dec 17 2013 12:00 AM
Our hearts and prayers are with you. We know how difficult this time can be and the only way to get through is to walk with our Lord and let Him help you carry this burden. Love, Phyllis and Tom.
Phyllis and Tom Piehl Dec 17 2013 12:00 AM
May God hold you all in the palm of his hand during this extremely difficult time. I worked with Virginia at Millers Dept Store and she also was my Girl Scout assistant with the Carroll Twp troop in the 1970's. She was a beautiful person inside and out.
Joanna Spossey Dec 17 2013 12:00 AM