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Virginia M. "Ginny" Mihaliak

January 15, 1934 ~ April 2, 2022 (age 88)

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VIRGINIA M. " GINNY" MIHALIAK

 

Uniontown

 

After being apart for 33 years, dad came to get mom on April 2, 2022 while surrounded by her loving family.

 

Ginny, 88, of Uniontown was born on January 15, 1934.  She was the daughter of the late Andrew P. and Anna M. Santore Pollak.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband James C. Mihaliak and her brother in law and sister in law, Andrew and Mary Ann Nemchik.

 

Following graduation from Uniontown High School, Ginny went on to earn her nursing diploma from The Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing.  A proud graduate of the University of Pitt with her BS in Nursing, Ginny was a well known member of the health care community.  Early in her career, Ginny worked at the Uniontown Hospital spending most of her time in the operating room.  She was a member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses.  Ginny was also an instructor at the Uniontown Hospital School of Nursing molding the minds of future nurses. She retired from nursing following her employment with Dr. William Mitchell as his first assistant in the OR and caring for his wife, Mary.

 

Another passion of Ginny's was her faith.  She was a member of the St. Mary Nativity Church in Uniontown.. Ginny was a chartered member and one of the original organizers of the Ladies of Charity. She was also a Eucharistic Minister,  a member of the St. Mary Christian Mothers and the Catholic War Veterans.

 

The true love of her life was her family. Surviving to cherish her memory are her son, Charles Mihaliak and wife Deirdre Day of Apex, N.C, daughters,  Carol Grimm and husband,Bob, Diane Cavinee and husband Scott. Her grandchildren were her world and included Katie Daugherty and husband Mike, Mike Grimm, Jim Grimm, Alex Cavinee and wife Taryn, Cory, Andrew and Daniel Cavinee, Nik and Vika Mihaliak and Ryan and Hannah Day;  

great -grandchildren, Bodie Daugherty, Quinn Grimm, Layne and Crew Cavinee. Also left to cherish her memory is Kim Mihaliak, many nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends. 

 

The family would like to recognize her excellent care from the staffs of Lafayette Manor, Monarch Meadow Personal Care Home and Amedisys Hospice.

 

Donations can be made to The Ladies of Charity, The Mary House or St. Mary Church.

 

Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME HOPWOOD, PA, on Tuesday April 5, 2022 from 2pm to 8pm, a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 3:00pm followed by a Christian Mother and Ladies of Charity Prayers and on Wednesday April 6, 2022 until 9:30am when Prayers of transfer will be said followed by a 10:00am Funeral Mass at St. Mary’s R.C. Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. 

 

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