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Geneva “Ginger” Wolak
  • March 19, 1925
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  • February 16, 2017

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Geneva “Ginger” B. Wolak, 91, of Summerfield, FL passed away on February 16, 2017 following a short illness. She was born on Tancook Island, Nova Scotia to Hurley and Beatrice Cross and attended Medford Massachusetts High school, class of 1943. Ginger was a homemaker, but did work very briefly one Christmas at a Dunkin Donuts in Manchester, New Hampshire where she and her husband raised her family. That short stint turned into a family business with most all of her family working at or owning multiple Dunkin Donuts through the years. After moving to Florida in 1984 she joined the Orange Blossom Hills Homeowners Association, where she was quite active. She had held numerous offices in the association and was currently a director. She was always devoting her energies to the association, not only playing Bingo, but helping to sell during the games, organizing and chairing spaghetti dinners, looking after raffles, booking trips and lunches, she was always working.  On one auxiliary trip, she was able to arrange for her group to go backstage and meet Cesar Romero. Her favorite pastimes were spent traveling in their RV to campgrounds across the country with her husband Stan, playing cards and going to casinos. Ginger was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley E. Wolak who she shared 55 happy years of marriage and her brother, David Cross. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her daughter, Diana L. & husband, Richard Proulx of Hampton, New Hampshire, sons Edward Wolak & his wife Deborah of South Portland, Maine, Robert Wolak & his wife Deborah of Laconia, New Hampshire, Steven Wolak of Summerfield, FL and John Wolak & his partner, Patricia Zahn of Brentwood, New Hampshire and  her sisters, Pearl Thar & Charlotte Barry, sister in law Alice Cross, 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

 

 


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  1. 27 Feb 2017
    Marva Myslak says:
    I only knew Ginger Since I moved to Summerfield. She took me under her wing and talked to me and taught me how to play cards. We went to show together and was one special person. If there was a problem or if I was afraid of the weather she would say Gin says everything is going to be okay. She was one special person who touched my heart and I will forever miss her, love you Gin, rest in peace

  2. 25 Feb 2017
    Linda Bowman says:
    I think about Ginger every day and can't believe how quickly she was taken from us. She was a special friend to me and I miss her energy and willingness to do whatever was asked of her. If there are slot machines in heaven, she's found them by now.

  3. 23 Feb 2017
    Sam & Kathy Phillips says:
    Thoughts and condolences for the Wolak Family. We had a lot of fun and laughs with Ginger and she will be missed by all.

  4. 23 Feb 2017
    Katie Beliveau says:
    Ginger,
    I thought of you in love today but that is nothing new
    I thought about you yesterday and days before that,too. I think about you in silence,I often speak
    Your name. Now all I have is memories of the laughs
    And good times we shared together. Your memory is
    my keepsake witch I will never part.
    God has you in His keeping and I have you in
    my heart forever.
    My heart forever

  5. 22 Feb 2017
    Hugh Mallett says:
    Dear Bob,
    I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I hope you're well.
    With Sympathy,
    Hugh Mallett

  6. 21 Feb 2017
    Brad Guilds says:
    Ginger was an incredible woman. We can all hope to have such a long, active and fulfilling life. Her energy and get up and go attitude never ceased to amaze me. She was extremely proud of all her children and was the happiest, fittest 90 I've ever seen. I'll choose to remember her playing bingo together and every time I play Pai Gow. My deepest sympathies to the entire family. -Brad Guilds

  7. 21 Feb 2017
    Diana says:
    She was the best Mom ever and touched the heart of all who knew her. Miss you so much Mom!!!

  8. 21 Feb 2017
    Denise Harmeling says:
    Gin, you will be missed. I enjoyed playing canasta with you! My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Rest in peace my friend.

  9. 20 Feb 2017
    william fullerton says:
    hi everybody ! enjoyed having an aunt as nice as aunt ginger for sure ! appreciated uncle stanley and aunt ginger letting me set up my stand in front of their place in chester to sell vegetables from our garden on the roadside! this helped buy me myclothes for high school years. !

    also enjoyed visiting aunt ginger during trips to florida 1 enjoyed a laugh when they visited out here in california and they said wow! look at all the fancy cars people drive here !

    was happy to know she enjoyed a very active life with various activities. getting out there and being with other folks and doing fun stuff.

    well. anyway aunt ginger is transitioning to do some new things and i know she will always have fun in heaven !

    im thinking of all her folks who will miss her for now but will see and be with her in the next life ! until we all meet again with love to aunt ginger and all her loved ones nephew bill

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