Mary “Pauline” Weiskircher, age 92, passed away Tuesday January 3, 2017, at her long-time home in Leesburg, Virginia. She was born June 30, 1924 to Walter Lee and Sena Hash Jones in Grant, Virginia. It was there that she grew up with her brothers, Kyle and Clarence Jones, before relocating to Bel Air, MD. In Bel Air, she met and married the love of her life, Sylvester John Weiskircher. Pauline and Sylvester moved to Steubenville, Ohio, shortly after, to help run the family dairy business. In Ohio, Pauline and her husband were active members of St. Peter’s Catholic Church where they made many lifelong friends. Pauline was also an active member in the Junior Women’s Club of Steubenville.
In 1968, she made her final move to Leesburg, VA, with Sylvester, who passed away in 1975. In Leesburg, she spent many years working for the Health Department and was an active member in her church, St. John the Apostle, including being a member of the senior group. She enjoyed trips to the beach with family and friends, loved keeping her garden beautiful, and shared many good times with her weekly card group.
Pauline showed kindness to friends and strangers alike, and a deep love for her family. She enjoyed making people laugh, and her love of life showed in everything she did. She is survived by her two daughters, Pauletta Sprochi (William) and Alvena Ritenour; four grandchildren, Brian Sprochi, Anne Marie Sprochi Meyers, and Michael and Kristen Ritenour; and five great grandchildren, Tyler and Kelley Meyers, and Anthony, Eva, and Matthew Sprochi, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family will receive visitors from 6-8 pm Friday, January 6 at Loudoun Funeral Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 7 at 11 am at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Leesburg. Burial will immediately follow at Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Home Delivered Meals Program
The Senior Center of Leesburg
102 North Street NW, MSC #78Z
Leesburg, VA 20176
Checks to be made out to ‘County of Loudoun’
In memo line write ‘In memory of Pauline Weiskircher’