Virginia “Ginny” Bentz

Virginia "Ginny" Bentz
08/08/1935 - 02/25/2015

~~Virginia “Ginny” Ann Bentz (nee Glaser), 79, passed away unexpectedly early on the morning of February 25, 2015. Ginny, raised in Summit, NJ, was currently residing with daughter, Marie and son-in-law, Philip in Cape Coral, FL at the time of her passing.

Ginny was born to the late Ernest and Evelyn Glaser on August 8, 1935. She attended Saint Elizabeth’s Academy, and received her degree from New Jersey State Teachers’ College. Ginny taught first grade phonics and reading at several schools. After her teaching career, she dedicated her time to her four children, and more than 20 foster children during her marriage to former spouse, William Bentz.

Ginny is survived by her four children, Marie Bentz Crosby (husband Philip Crosby), Stephen Bentz, Paul Bentz (wife Robynn Kuehner), and Anita Bentz; grandchildren, Ginger Viola (husband Anthony Viola), Amber Crosby, Rose Crosby (husband Nicholas Dank), Fredrick Bentz, Jonah Bentz, and Jessica Bentz; great-grandchild, Jude Bentz; siblings, Ronald Glaser (wife Roberta Glaser), and Carol Haws.

Ginny was an ovarian cancer survivor and devout Catholic. She loved all things sweet and was never too full for dessert. She loved spending time with her family and, in her spare time, watched sports and game shows and worked on puzzles and crafts.

All are welcome to a memorial visitation in honor of Ginny on Friday, March 13th at Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home at 309 Springfield Ave., Summit, NJ from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 14th at Saint Teresa of Avila Church at 306 Morris Ave. in Summit. Burial will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park in Union.

Donations in Ginny’s honor may be made to Sage Elder Care at or mailed to 290 Broad St., Summit NJ 07901.

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