Virginia Bowie

Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | March 25, 2020

Virginia Bowie, age 81, of Port Vue, died March 23, 2020, at home. Born June 18, 1938, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Ann Ruth (Tukot) Laughlin, and wife of the late Charles Bowie.

Virginia graduated from McKeesport Area High School and continued her education at McKeesport Vo-Tech School. She worked as a beautician and owned a hair salon. She also worked for Jefferson Hospital and for the Salvation Army of McKeesport. Virginia was a member of Port Vue Methodist Church and FOD club. She was also a member of Clairton AARP and several card clubs. Virginia enjoyed volunteering her time to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
She is survived by daughter, Laura (Gregory) Matta, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Matthew Gribschaw, Steven Matta, Grace (Robert) Rump, Alexander (Alexandria) Matta, and Mark Matta; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Maxton Gribschaw, Santino, Alivia, Jackson, Lillian Rump; sister, Isabelle (Grant) Jones; son-in-law, Gregory Gribschaw and several nieces/nephews and great-nieces/nephews.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marjorie Gribschaw, and granddaughter, Beth Ann Gribschaw.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. To ensure the safety of family and friends, the family has chosen to not have any traditional services.
Memories and condolences may be shared  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Port Vue United Methodist Church, 1565 Washington Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15133 or the Salvation Army McKeesport Food Bank, 821 Walnut St.  McKeesport, PA 15133.

Originally published March 25, 2020.

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