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Obituary of Virginia Loraine Szalwinski Zaiontz

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    Obituary of Virginia Loraine Szalwinski Zaiontz Wilson County News Online 1 Jan 2003 Virginia Loraine Zaiontz 1937-2002 It is often said that anyone who enters
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2003
      Obituary of Virginia Loraine Szalwinski Zaiontz
      Wilson County News Online
      1 Jan 2003

      Virginia Loraine Zaiontz


      It is often said that anyone who enters eternal rest at Christmas
      will be granted a very special place near the Christ-child. Our
      beloved mother and grandmother, devoted wife, sister, and dedicated
      teacher, Virginia, became one of heaven's newest angels on Tuesday,
      Dec. 24, 2002.

      Born on April 8, 1937, in Karnes County, to Bernice Dworaczyk and
      Peter J. Szalwinski, Virginia lived in and attended school in Falls

      Virginia Loraine Szalwinski married Fabian Zaiontz on June 9, 1956,
      in Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Falls City, where she had been an
      active parishioner and volunteer.

      Virginia and Fabian nurtured three sons: Lester, who currently
      resides in Concord, N.H.; Karl, who lives with his wife Kathy and
      their children in Poth; and, Bryan, who lives with his wife Dixie and
      their children in San Antonio.

      Virginia has been a resident of San Antonio for more than 43 years
      and spent much of that time working with children and her church. As
      a founding parishioner of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Virginia was
      an active member of the Altar Society and also helped support
      numerous church functions and other parish organizations throughout
      the years.

      Most recently Virginia contributed towards the completion of a new
      sanctuary and church structure for St. Lawrence, where she is loved,
      admired, and will be greatly missed by many parishioners.

      Virginia shared a second church family at St. James Catholic School
      of San Antonio, where she has served as a teacher for more than 16
      years. It gave her great pride and sense of accomplishment.

      Perhaps the most shining moment for Virginia was earning her
      bachelor's degree in religious studies, graduating magna cum laude
      from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2000.

      Virginia is survived by her husband, Fabian; her three sons; two
      daughters-in-law; and eight beautiful grandchildren: Kelsey, Cody,
      John, Bryan, Mason, Kyle, Cassidy, and Kevin. Virginia also leaves
      behind her sister, Patricia Deatherage of Pleasanton, and her
      brothers, William Archie Szalwinski of Kenedy, and Peter J.
      Szalwinski, Jr. of Falls City, along with numerous nieces and
      nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, neighbors, friends, and students.
      In-laws include Katherine and Chester Zaiontz, Elaine and Thomas
      Zaiontz, Evangeline and David Zaiontz, Shirley and Walter Zaiontz,
      and grandmother-in-law Tekla Zaiontz of Falls City.

      Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her sister
      Bernice Janysek of Beeville.

      Visitation was held on Friday, Dec. 27, in the St. Lawrence Catholic
      Church in San Antonio. A rosary followed at 7 p.m.

      A funeral Mass was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the St. Lawrence
      Catholic Church.

      Interment followed in the Holy Trinity Cemetery in Falls City.

      Anyone wishing to see Virginia's important ministry with children
      continue is invited to make memorial gifts in her name to St. James
      Catholic School, 907 W. Theo, San Antonio, TX 78225.
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