SEBRING – Virginia Correll Albanese, 96, died August 26th at the Crandall Medical Center of Copeland Oaks in Sebring, Ohio.
Burial will be private. A service of remembrance and music will be held on Friday, September 12, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mackey Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church on the campus of the College of Wooster at 353 Pine Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691. The public is welcome to attend.
McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Correll Scholarship Fund at the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio 44691.
Virginia Mae Correll Albanese was born May 21, 1912 in Wooster, Ohio to Faith Graham Correll and Charles Irvin Correll. She attended Wooster schools and graduated from the College of Wooster in 1934 with a degree in history and political science. She received an MA in international relations/political science from Columbia University, New York City in 1936.
She returned to Wooster and taught modern history in the Massillon schools from 1937 – 1944. In the summer of 1944 she moved to Newark (East Orange, New Jersey) to work for the War Department and then took a job in New York City at the Katharine Gibbs School where she taught in the academic department from 1944 to 1956.
In 1956 she accompanied her husband, Frank Joseph Albanese, to Melbourne, Australia where he was employed by the Australian Broadcasting Commission to cover the 1956 Olympic Games. They returned to the U.S. in 1958 and moved to her beloved Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they lived until 1963 when Frank took a job with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Virginia. They lived in the Washington, DC area until 1995 when they moved to the Copeland Oaks retirement community in Sebring.
Virginia is survived by six nephews and one niece and a number of devoted long-term friends. Preceding her in death were her husband, Frank, of 50 years, and brothers Charles Rolland Correll and Arthur Graham Correll.
Correll Scholarship Fund at the College of Wooster
11:00 A.M. Friday Sept 12, 2008 in Mackey Hall of West Minster Presbyterian Church
There will be no calling hours