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Virginia Leanne Suty


Ginny Hill, a.k.a. Virginia Leeanne Suty, was born May 27, 1943 in Youngstown, Ohio: the second of two daughters to George P. and Alma Mears Suty. The family resided on Vienna Ave. in Niles, Ohio and attended St. Stephens Church. Ginny acquired an appreciation for discipline at St. Stephens grade school where the nuns would occasionally use a ruler on her hands. This early appreciation helped her through Washington Jr. High and Niles McKinley High School where she graduated with honors in 1961.

Ginny helped her Dad at the Mears Insurance Agency during high school to earn entertainment and gas money. During one of her early driving excursions, she rearranged a tree (and the car) in front of the Boron house on Summit Avenue. With all teen lessons learned, Ginny decided to pursue a science curriculum at Kent State University. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority and Air Force Angel Flight and graduated with honors in 1965 with a BS in Medical Technology. Her residency was at Western Reserve U. in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ginny worked at St. Joseph's Hospital in Warren, Ohio until marrying Bob November 6, 1965 and moving to Dayton, Ohio. While living in their first apartment on Windsor Ave., Ginny worked in a private laboratory for Dr. Maimon. Heather was born in Good Samaritan Hospital, September 1, 1968 and the family moved into their first home on Woodville Drive. Early recreation centered around the children and with Judy and Roland Watts (Doug), Larue and Bill McCardle (Stephen), and Lynn and Jim Marlow (Tanya). The neighbors, Lois and Mac McDowell spent time spoiling Heather and became good friends.

Tiffany was born in St. Elizabeth Hospital, December 6, 1971 and the family moved to Rochester, Michigan in 1972. Ginny continued her career working at St. Joseph's Hospital in Pontiac. She operated the first SMA blood analysis equipment, drew blood and supported the heart surgery unit. Ginny made friends easily and enjoyed the years in the Stratford Manor Condominium social environment. Brady was born June 8, 1976 in Crittendon Hospital in Rochester, Michigan.

The family moved back to Centerville, Ohio in 1977 and moved into a home built on Grants Ridge Circle. Ginny worked in the Kettering Medical Center chemistry lab, again supporting heart surgery, and again with Dr. Maimon private lab, now being managed by his son. Many friendships were made as her children participated in soccer and other activities, all graduating from Centerville High School. Early friendships from North Dayton continued as the Joy and Bill Quilty, Jane and Dick Reynolds, Betty and Scott Holton, and Louise and Ken Jackson relocated to the Centerville area. Ginny was also very active in the Delta Gamma Alumnae Association and other charitable organizations during this 15 years in the Centerville Community.

Ginny always liked jewelry, shopping, travel and decorating, and used her decorating talents to furnish a new home built in 1989 on Thicket Walk in Washington Township. Utilization of these talents continued when Bob retired in 1992 and relocated to Milford, Michigan, relocated again in 1995 to a new home in Naperville, Illinois, and again in 1999 their current residence in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Ginny and Bob's first grandchild, Donovan, was born to daughter Heather on December 26, 1987. Heather has two other children: Abigail Anne was born January 5, 1992, and Sophie Marie was born July 19, 2001. Heather is expecting another son, Owen, in May, 2003. Son Brady's first child, Gracie Marie, was born October 15, 2002.

Ginny continues to work part time at The Michigan Institute of Urology, Real Estate One, and Sak's Parisian, and you guessed it, in the jewelry department. Traveling to visit the children and grandchildren, and vacationing continue to be enjoyed.

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