Virginia D. Eisert Ely

January 22nd, 1921 - July 9th, 2018

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Virginia D. (Eisert) Ely

          Virginia D. (Eisert) Ely, age 97, of Erie passed away July 9, 2018 at St. Mary’s Home at Asbury Ridge.  Born in Erie on January 22, 1921 she was the daughter of the late Fred and Thelma (Steiner) Eisert.

          Virginia graduated from Strong Vincent High School and worked as a secretary at AMSCO.  She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and going to the casino.  She was formerly a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at both the East Erie Tuners and the Zukor Club.

          Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Ely; a daughter, Deborah Work in 2014; a brother, Robert Eisert; and a sister, Patricia Eisert.

          Survivors include a daughter, Nancie Meeker, husband Steven of Norwalk, OH; two grandsons, Richard Meeker, wife Melissa, of West Salem, OH and Jamie Work of Lake Ariel, PA; a son-in-law, Mark Work of Lake Ariel, PA; and two great grandchildren, Megan and Eric Meeker.

          Friends may call on Monday at St. Mary’s Home at Asbury Ridge from 10 a.m. until the time of a funeral mass at 11 a.m.  Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

          Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Home at Asbury Ridge, 4855 West Ridge Rd., Erie, PA  16506, Hamot Health Foundation c/o Great Lakes Hospice, 1700 Peach St., Suite 244 Erie, PA  16501, or the Humane Society or an animal shelter of one’s choice.

          Virginia’s family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Home for all their help over the years and to the Great Lakes Hospice staff for their support during her final days.   

          Arrangements are under the direction of the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th St. at Greengarden Blvd.  Condolences and photos may be expressed at