Virginia E. Salminen
December 21, 1931 – June 19, 2014
Virginia E. Salminen, age 82, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully at home while surrounded by her family on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
Virginia was born in NYC on December 21, 1931 and was the daughter of the late Otto Haug and Anna Onerva Hatinen Hochstein. Virginia graduated from Bladensburg High School in Maryland and earned her BA at the University of Rochester in New York. She married Olli Salminen in 1955 and moved to the Salminen farm on Iron Hill, where the couple lived for the last 59 years. After raising her family, Virginia held various positions in the medical and legal fields. Her last position was office manager for Dr. Robert Gray in Elkton, MD.
Virginia had a great sense of fashion, was an avid reader and an excellent cook. Above all else, she loved being a mother and grandmother. She will be dearly missed.
Virginia is survived by her beloved husband, Olli Salminen; children, John Salminen (Dianne), Neal Salminen (Lauren) and Laura Salminen Schwartz (David); brother, John Hochstein (Susann); and 4 grandsons; Dana, Erik, Lee and Paul Salminen.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home of Newark, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where family and friends may visit from 1 pm until 2 pm. Interment will be held privately.