April 4, 1921 - October 13, 2011
Margie E. Kloentrup Gammal, age 90 of Virginia Beach, VA., formerly of Latonia, KY & St. Petersburg, FL., passed away on Thurs., Oct. 13, 2011 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Virginia Beach, VA. She Retired as Assistant Manager of Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club in Treasure Island, FL. She was a member of Holy Cross Church in Latonia, KY. Margie was an active Eucharistic Minister with her church at which she attended and active in various other church ministries. Her choices to move to the west coast, back to Kentucky and finally settle in Florida was an inspiration to explore life outside of your hometown. Equally impressive were stories of the many friends and colleagues she amassed wherever she went and their admiration of this very special woman. She is remembered as the super-cool aunt with a house near the beach, where you were always welcome. Good food, canasta games and fitting everyone into a Corvair are fond, Florida memories. It’s no surprise Margie chose the Sunshine State. Her smile was wide and warm and her laugh as unique as she was. She was the sunshine to us and all who knew her. This never changed, not even in her final days. We will miss her. She was preceded in death by her Husband: Nicholas D. Gammal, Jr. in 2001, a Granddaughter: Jordan Davis and a Brother: Webb Kloentrup in 1994. She is survived by her Daughter: Ranzy M. ( Geoff Davis ) Gammal of Norfolk, VA, Son: Nicholas D. ( Carol ) Gammal, III of St. Petersburg, FL, Brother: Tom ( Unice ) Kloentrup of Taylor Mill, KY and a Grandson: Gabriel Davis of Miami, FL. Margie was the beloved Aunt of 13 nieces and nephews. The Visitation will be on Tues., Oct. 18, 2011 at Holy Cross Church 3612 Church Street Latonia, KY 41015 from 10 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 12 NOON. Interment in Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright, KY. Memorials to: Alzheimer’s Association 644 Linn Street Cincinnati, OH45203. Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY is serving the family. Online Condolences may be sent to: www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com
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My dad, Frank Kirsch, is a resident of The Rose Pavilion at OLPH For three years, I visited him daily and regularly came into contact with the effervescent personality that remained Margie Gammal until the end. “Hey, good looking, watcha got cooking” was our regular melodic greeting. She was a special gift to me and everyone who came in contact with her. My condolences to the family. You are fortunate to have had her in your lives for so long.
My condolences to Mrs.Ranzy and all of Ms. Gammal’s family. I had the pleasure to have met such a special person, although later in her life. Ms.Gammal always had a tune & big smile. Thank you for allowing us to care for you. You WILL be missed. Love u, Ms.Gammal (margie).
My deepest sympathy to Ranzy and Nick on the loss of their mother. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. I am sure that our Lord decided that it was time to call her to Him and allow her to be at Peace. Eternal rest grant to her O Lord and may Perpetual Help shine upon her forever.
Can’t number the wonderful memories of visiting Marge’s home(s) in the St. Petersburg, FL area. Will miss her smile and think often of her and her funny one liners, and swimming the canal behind the Treasure Island house, then coming back inside and eat her yummy lasagne! I met Marge’s daughter and family in 1965 and both my mom and Marge, as well as her daughter Ranzy and I were friends ever since. I know that thin veil between Heaven and earth is no deterrent for eternal friendships like these!
My deepest sympathy to the family of Marge. Ranzy and I have been friends since they moved to Florida. Marge was like my second mom and always made me feel so welcome whenever I was at their home. She was so gracious and always made sure her guests were having a good time. I have many fond memories of riding in the little white Corvair. Marge touched many lives and will be missed by all that were blessed to know her.