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LEES, Virginia R. 'Chun' (DeRubis)

    Tribune-Democrat, 02 Oct 2014, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

Name:   LEES, Virginia R. 'Chun' (DeRubis)
Death Date:   02 Oct 2014
Age:   85
Newspaper:   Tribune-Democrat
Obituary Date:   02 Oct 2014
Contributed by:   Sharon Trosan
Remarks:   LEES - Virginia R. “Chun,” 85, Riverside, died Oct. 2, 2014, at her residence. Born Jan. 17, 1929, in Buffington Township, daughter of James and Ollie (DeFalco) DeRubis. Preceded in death by parents; husband, James; son, James; brothers, Dominick, Geno and Frank; and sisters, Yolanda Marra, Minnie Marra, Lena Sidone and Natalie DeRubis. Survived by sons, Richard (Marie Mikula) and Jeff (Traca Howsare), both of Johnstown; granddaughters, Brieana (Josh Day), Shauna (William Campbell), Jennifer (Brian Deutsch) and Sarah, and fiance, Chris Morris; and great-grandchildren, Summer and Benjamin Campbell. Sister of James, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Ann Amistadi, Tire Hill; and Madeline Esposito, Johnstown. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Patricia, widow of James, Johnstown; and sister-in-law, Vera, widow of Gino, Tire Hill. Member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the former Lorain Borough Volunteer Fire Department ladies auxiliary. She was a former cook at the former Geistown Country Club and the diner at Grant’s Department Store. Chun was especially known for her delicious, homestyle cooking and baking. She was happiest when her home was overflowing with family and friends, which was a daily occurrence. Chun, a loving caretaker, had a passion for ensuring, that all who entered her home, were loved, cared for, entertained and well fed. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., where vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Rev. Walter Moll, celebrant. Committal, St. Anthony Cemetery, Geistown

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