Virginia Day Hoag, 104, of Phoenix, NY died on Tuesday
January 16, 2018 at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego,
NY with her family by her side.
Virginia is predeceased by her loving husband, Abel A.
Hoag, who died on September 24, 1971 and a sister,
Dorothy Day Anderson who died on October 4, 1975. She
is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Joe) Henderson of
Phoenix, NY and a son, Robert (Priscilla) Hoag of Owego,
NY; two grandchildren, Elizabeth (Ken) McDonnell of San
Diego, CA and Dr. Steve (Nadine) Hoag of Phoenix, NY;
two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Alexandra Hoag; a
nephew, Richard (Lynda) Anderson of Denton, TX; a
niece, Carole (Roger) Long of Woodstock, IL; and many
grand nieces and nephews.
Born in Buffalo, NY on June 15, 1913 to her late parents,
Maud Alexander and Arthur Baum Day, she grew up in
Syracuse, graduating from Nottingham High School in 1930.
She graduated from Syracuse University in 1934 with a
degree in Business Administration. She and Abel were
married August 8, 1936. After living in Alabama and Florida
during WW II, Virginia and Abel purchased the family farm
land in Phoenix, NY in 1950. For the next 12 years, Virginia
raised her children and volunteered as a Camp Fire Girl
leader, a Cub Scout leader, and in various activities of the
United Methodist Church. She worked part-time at
Ellsworth’s Red and White grocery store. In 1962, the
family moved back to Syracuse. Virginia began a 16 year
career in the graduate school admissions department at
Syracuse University. After retiring from the university, she
returned to Phoenix and became active in The Century Club
of Phoenix Public Library and Topics Club. She was a
formidable bridge player. She also loved watching Syracuse
University football and basketball games and listening on the
radio to the Syracuse Nationals games.
A memorial service will be held in June. Contributions may
be made to in Virginia’s name to the Phoenix Public Library,
34 Elm Street, Phoenix, NY 13135.
Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, NY has
care of arrangements.