A. Virginia SkozewskiA. Virginia Larsen-Skozewski, age 93, of Ovid passed away at Geneva Living Center North surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

The family will be present to receive friends from 4:00 to 7:00pm on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Covert Funeral Home, 7199 S. Main Street, Ovid. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Ovid Federated Church, prayers of committal will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Geneva. The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in Virginia’s memory to kindly consider the Ovid Federated Church, PO Box 340, Ovid, NY 14521 or the South Seneca Ambulance, PO Box 280, Ovid, NY 14521.

Virginia was born on February 21, 1924, a daughter of the late Floyd and Etta (Newman) Granger. She worked for Willard Psychiatric Center as an attendant and therapy aide for many years. Virginia had been a member of the VFW and American Legion Auxiliaries. One of many things that Ginny will be remembered for is all of the knitting and crocheting that she did for her children and grandchildren; everyone has afghans that she’s made along with sweaters, scarves and a variety of things. Even as a resident in the nursing home, she passed her skills along to the young nurses that wanted to learn how to knit and crochet. Additionally, she was a huge Syracuse basketball fan and enjoyed watching the games on tv.

Virginia is survived by her husband, Victor Skozewski; five sons, Eldon (Kathy) Larsen, Allen (Karen) Larsen, Dale (Teri) Larsen, Russell (Lynn) Larsen, and Chris (Karen) Larsen; three daughters, Linda (Rick) Van Nostrand, Cynthia (James) Moran, and Carolyn (Thomas) Larsen-Wieber; 16 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband and father of her children, Leon Larsen; her five brothers, William, Robert, Howard, Gilbert, and Aldon Granger; and a sister, Inez Mann.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to the staff and nurses at Geneva Living Center North for the exceptional care and compassion shown to Ginny.