Virginia Marie Kresina
After leading a life filled with joy, adventure and an abundance of love, Virginia “Ginny” Marie Kresina, 88, passed away on Monday, October 18th 2021. Though no longer with us, Ginny leaves behind a truly one-of-a-kind legacy.
Armed with a whole lot of gumption, and her high school sweetheart, George (married for 66 years), Ginny was the glue that held the family together. She graduated from John Adams High School and then from Flora Stone Mather College (now Case Western Reserve) with a degree in Interior Design and Art. After working, she began her most memorable role as a wife and mother, always putting her family’s needs before hers. She had a passion for many things including extensive holiday decorating, hosting numerous celebrations and parties, cooking and preparing elaborate dishes, antiquing, vacationing, travel abroad and gardening (she adored her beloved hostas, azaleas and daffodils, to name a few). However, what made Ginny truly remarkable, was her unconditional love for and relentless desire to dote on her husband George and to nurture, love and support her children and grandchildren. She rejoiced and supported every facet of their lives including their work, hobbies and interests with a true hunger to deeply understand them, active participation, letters of encouragement, gifts and words of wisdom never to be forgotten. She stood proudly in the wings of their school and extracurricular events and attended their dance recitals and sporting events, cheering them on every step of the way. She was very proud of them all, never missing a milestone, birthday, high school, college or boot camp graduation or military commissioning event regardless of its location. This extended into the community as well- she just as passionately served the Solon Jaycees Wives, Solon PTA, Solon Community Church, Girl Scouts, Garden Club, The Red Hat Society and The DTJ Taborville.
To put it simply, there was, and will forever be, no one quite like Ginny.
Ginny is preceded in death by her parents William and Elsie Zamecnik; and survived by her husband, George; her sister Vivian Soltes; her daughters, Geri Lyn Hamm and Gineen Nelson (Timothy); her grandchildren, Mark Nelson (Hannah), Patrick Nelson (Marsha), Alicia Nelson, Trevor Hamm, and Garrett Hamm (Mackenzie); and great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Avalenna, Abigail and Grant.
A celebration of her life will be scheduled at a later date.