The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Virginia Nelson can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Cancel
Select Candle

Obituary for Virginia B. Nelson (Rutkowski)

Virginia B. Nelson (Rutkowski)
Virginia B. Rutkowski Reay Nelson, 93, formerly of Erie, passed away on Tuesday December 5, 2017 in Encinitas, California. She was born in Erie on September 10, 1924 a daughter of the late Marcel and Ann Rawa Rutkowski.

Virginia graduated from Academy High School and went on to work as a secretary at G.E. Most recently she worked at the Station Restaurant for 10 years. She was a member of the Mercy Center on Aging and enjoyed doing volunteer work at the Regional Cancer Center.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Nelson; six sisters, Laura Bourgart. Harriet Wiley, Ann Kraft, Sophia Nowak, Jean Foley, and Theresa Rutkowski; and one brother, Marcel "Mickey" Rutkowski.

Survivors include one daughter, Laura Reay Limber of Los Altos, CA; two grandchildren, Michael Limber and his wife, Meredith, and Brianne Limber Read and her husband, Travis; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a graveside service at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery chapel on Saturday at 1:00 p.m..

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos