Virginia Ellen Swartz

December 20, 1910 - February 17, 2004

12/20/1910 - 02/17/2004

Past Services

Visitation
Friday February 20, 2004
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Service
Friday February 20, 2004
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions
Cemetery
Friday February 20, 2004
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
757-441-1753 | Directions

Virginia Ellen Swartz

Virginia Beach – Virginia Ellen Swartz, 93, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2004 in a local nursing home.

Born in Indiana, PA, and has been a resident of Virginia Beach for 35 years. She was also a member of the Princess Anne Plaza Baptist Church.

Wife of the late Alex Swartz, she is survived by her daughter Julia Edna Rochleau and her husband Andre of South Carolina, a brother Joseph Kelly of Ohio, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 6 great-great grandchildren, and a long time friend, Virginia.

A funeral service will be held 1:00pm Friday February 20 at the Altmeyer Funeral Home

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Julia Edna Rocheleau
7 years ago

DEAREST MOM, I’ve always loved you and always will. GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU IN HIS CARE. I HAVE MANY GOOD MEMORIES AND WILL KEEP YOU IN MY HEART FOREVER. ALL MY LOVE FROM YOUR LOVING DAUGHTER EDNA

Andre J Rocheleau
7 years ago

fifty three years of Memories? It’s a lot more than memories it’s a life time of love and always giving never ssking

Dianne E. Rocheleau
7 years ago

Grandma’s gone but not really…

She made bread like the world depended on it, and mine did, back in her kitchen on Sample Run.

She made pies like the berries were meant to be in pastry

and she grew flowers like they needed her touch, and they did, from the back yard in Sample Run to the Virginia Beach Garden Club. She brought things of worth and beauty from difficult circumstances and hard times.

She made whole meals from surplus food and local game, whole dreams from the wishing books stacked in her store room. She worked magic where others might have stopped at crying. And her memory will not fade after dying…. She never gave up… she was a very fine woman in a very rough life … We’ll remember, Grandma.

Mary K. Sullivan
7 years ago

So sorry to hear. Tears and prayers are with you, my friends. Thanks for letting me know.

Marie Rocheleau
7 years ago

The smell of the garden and the songs of the birds will always mean GRAMA to me! She was my best friend. From an old book of poems Grama gave to me:

“I’d like to leave but daffodills to mark my little way,

To leave but tulips red and white behind me as I stray,

I’d like to pass away from earth and feel I’d left behind

But roses and forget me nots for all who come to find.

….. But having lived and having toiled, I’d like the world to fnd,

Some little touch of beauty that my soul had left behind.” THANKS GRAMA for ALL the happy memories, Love Marie