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Virginia "Ginger" M. (Stap) McCloy

December 12, 1942 ~ September 1, 2021 (age 78)

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Virginia M. “Ginger” McCloy, 78, of Newark, Delaware peacefully passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on December 12, 1942, she was the eldest of five children of the late Matthew and Marie (Kovalcik) Stap.

Ginger was raised and educated in New Jersey, and made Newark, Delaware her home in 1968.  She was a teacher at Holy Spirit Catholic School, then became employed with Chase Manhattan Bank and returned to teaching by joining the staff at Computer Tots.  Ginger was a faithful member of Resurrection Parish and was involved with the Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center. 

In her retirement, Ginger enjoyed meals out with her friends, participating in a monthly book club and Dining for Women.  An avid nature fan, she enjoyed time at the beach and taking in the seasonal sights at Longwood Gardens.

Her husband of 47 years, James F. McCloy, passed away on October 23, 2012.

Ginger will be dearly missed by her children, David F. McCloy (Theresa) and Karen H. Karl (Chris); her grandchildren, Marissa, Melanie, Brian and Megan.  In addition, she is survived by her sisters, Susan French, Bettina Stap and Jeanne Nooney; her brother, Michael Stap.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek on Saturday, September 4 from 9:30-10:30AM, with a Catholic Funeral Service immediately following.  Interment will be held privately in Haddonfield Church Cemetery, Haddonfield, New Jersey at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Ginger may be made to Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center, 2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808 (www.jesushousecenter.org).

*PLEASE NOTE: The family respectfully asks everyone in attendance to wear a face mask.  For those unable to attend the service for Ginger, a live stream will be featured on this memorial page.  Live streaming will begin at 10:20AM on Saturday, September 4.


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September 4, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Catholic Funeral Service
September 4, 2021

10:30 AM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Video is available for this event

Private Interment

Haddonfield Church Cemetery
402 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033


Jesus House Prayer and Renewal Center
2501 Milltown Road, Wilmington DE 19808
Web: http://www.jesushousecenter.org

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