Virginia Mary Powers Lynner, 100, of Ellicott City, MD, passed away peacefully on 13 April 2022. She was born to parents John and Mary Powers on 8 September 1921 in New York City, NY.
She attended Staunenmuller Textile High, Cathedral High, Anthony’s Business School and Pace Institute, all in New York City.
Virginia also attended Hunter College for basic training for the Navy in which she most proudly served as a WAVE during WWII. She worked as a secretary in the War Department in the nation’s capital. She was honored with a ceremony celebrating her service to her country in hospice to her great delight.
Virginia worked as an executive assistant for her entire working career, primarily at St. Agnes Hospital where she held positions including in the business office, the Department of OB/GYN and the hospital’s fundraising foundation.
After 33 years of service, she retired from St. Agnes Hospital in 1997.
Virginia loved family, knitting, community and travel.
Her passion for her family was so strong that she earned the nickname “Mombo” because her ferocious protection of her children rivaled the reputation of “Rambo”.
Her love of community and knitting were well represented in her participation in the Linus Project where she knitted more than 650 blankets for hospitalized children who needed comfort and love. She was recognized often by the organization as well as many of the families that she benefitted.
After retirement she enjoyed traveling the world visiting many countries including most of Europe and a special trip to explore Russia.
Virginia married Idar Lynner in 1946 in New York. Together they raised 5 children: Paula Wolfe, Paul Lynner, Doug Lynner, Richard Lynner, Virginia Albornoz.
Virginia is survived by Paula Wolfe, Paul (Jayne) Lynner, Doug (Collette) Lynner, Richard (Yolanda) Lynner, Virginia (Martin) Albornoz, Erin Lynner, granddaughter, Rebekah Lynner, granddaughter, Kristian (Meghan) Albornoz, grandson, Miguel (Gianna) Albornoz, grandson, Brittany Albornoz, granddaughter, Erica Albornoz, granddaughter, Madison Albornoz, granddaughter, Samantha Albornoz, granddaughter, Amanda (Keith) Welch, granddaughter, Katrina Irizarry, granddaughter, Livia Albornoz, great granddaughter, Prince Pierre, great grandson, James Irizarry, great grandson, Duncan Barner, great grandson, Zoey Welch, great granddaughter, Marissa Welch, great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by Idar Lynner, husband, John Powers, father, Mary Powers, mother, Kathleen O’Neal, sister, John Powers, brother, James Wolfe, son-in-law.
The family has entrusted Harry H. Witzke's Family Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD, 21043, with the arrangements. A viewing is scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 4 pm to 7 pm.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at St. Paul Catholic Church, 3755 St. Paul Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043, at 11am followed by interment at Columbia Memorial Park, 12005 Clarksville Pike Clarksville, MD 21029.
A reception will follow interment.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maryland Food Bank (www.mdfoodbank.org/donate), and/or, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (http://events.stjude.org/VirginiaLynner). To view Virginia’s Obituary and to share condolences online, visit www.HarryWitzkeFuneralHome.com
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