WAYLAND — Virginia L. “Gini” Reulbach, age 81, went to be with her Lord & Savior Jesus, Wednesday, November 22, 2017.
Gini was born December 13, 1935 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a daughter of Franklin P. & Alice Josephine (Andrews) Goodrow. She attended Lincoln Elementary and Marion High School in Marion, Iowa. Gini married Paul P. “Car” Damone in 1953 and they moved to Rochester, NY in 1957. Gini worked as an office manager for B. Giabrone & Co. in Rochester. Gini married Robert F. “Dutch” Reulbach on September 17, 1988.
Gini was an avid genealogist where she researched her mother’s paternal (Andrews) family line back to the early 1600’s. During her research, she obtained photographs, addresses of long lost cousins, and also discovered that she was eligible to become and joined the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) organization. Gini was also instrumental in locating and attending many of her husband Bob’s (Dutch) US Army 579th Anti-Aircraft Artillery reunions. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, cooking and gardening. Gini was always reaching others for the Lord, through her generous ministry of sending greeting cards to encourage or recognize family & friends birthdays. Gini was a past member of Bethel Christian Fellowship in Rochester, continuing to attend the “Prime-Timers” luncheons. Gini was a very active member of and will be deeply missed by her church family at the Cohocton Assembly of God Church.
Gini was predeceased by her parents, her loving and funny husband, Bob “Dutch” on July 18, 2013; brothers-in-law, Richard Sedlacek & Frank Reagan; her step-son-in-law, Joseph Testa; her step-daughter-in-law, Carolyn (Barney) Reulbach; and two grandsons, Ryan Bennett & Nicholas Testa.
Gini is survived by her children, Divina Damone, Paula (David) Bennett, Maria Damone (Kevin Keune), Patrick (Dorothy) Damone, Michael (Deborah) Damone, Dominick Damone, Antia Lambert-Damone and Craig (Tracy) Damone; her step-children, Robert Reulbach (Sandy Oppenheimer), Barbara Testa (Ken Adams), Deborah (Michael) Schroedl, Cathy (John) Wolf and Edward Reulbach; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Betty Sedlacek & Carol Reagan; many nieces, nephews, cousins & dear friends.
A celebration of Gini’s life was held Saturday, Nov. 25 in the Assembly of God Church, 31 N Dansville St, Cohocton, NY 14826. Burial will be next to her husband Bob “Dutch” in the Bath National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Assembly of God Church, PO Box 92, Cohocton, NY 14826.