Mrs. Virginia M. Benac
- July 23, 2012
- Annapolis, Maryland
of Virginia's Passing
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Mrs. Benac taught instrumental music at Parole Elementary School where I attended. I played cello and spent much time with her during my years at Parole. She arranged for several of her string students to begin playing in the Annapolis Junior High Orchestra while still in elementary school, I was one of those students. I have fond memories of Mrs. Benac and wish her family my condolences.
Posted by: Amy Cheston McMonigle - Annapolis, MI - student Aug 29, 2012
I have many memories of Aunt Ginny. She brought an "impish" energy to all our family gatherings. Her laugh was truly melodious. I so enjoyed the eulogies at her funeral and I can truly imagine her lively and enthusiastic explanations to young children about how the violin can sing and laugh and cry. It's not a surprise she fostered so many future musicians. Life must be lively in the next realm now.
Posted by: Sylvia Wallace - CA - Niece Aug 24, 2012
Mrs. Benac taught my son violin, first in her home and then at Severn House until his death. He always loved his violin lessons with her and spent some rest time visiting with her and enjoying her company. May she rest in peace.
Posted by: Clare and Stephen Harig-Blaine - Annapolis, MD - violin student's parents Jul 30, 2012
Pete and family,
Our prayers and sympathy to all of you on the passing of your mother.
Posted by: Madonna and Mike Chernesky and family - Glenn Dale, MD Jul 30, 2012
Dear Susan, Peter and all of Ginny's family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.. I found out about Ginny's passing in church this Morning (Sunday july 29th )I wish had had known sooner... She was a really great Gal and insperation to us all... Such energy and kindness and sharp wit even into her late 90's.... she taught Matt so much about music he just loved her...she will truly be Missed and Always Remembered with great Love... In deepest Sympathy Jacki and Matthew Dixon
Posted by: Jacki and Matthew Dixon - annapolis md 21403, MD - MatthewsPrivate violin teacher Jul 29, 2012
Dear Susan and family,
I would like to offer my sincere condolences at your Mom's passing. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Danita Metcalf - Pasadena, MD - friend Jul 28, 2012
May I extend my sincere condolences to your family on this loss. I will never forget Mrs. Benac who taught me, and so many other young students, to play the violin in Annapolis public schools. She was tough but always kind, something not always easy to be with kids who would probably rather be doing anything else but practicing! But practice we did... for her. Take comfort in knowing Virginia Benac touched and enriched many, many lives.
Posted by: Debbie Rosen McKerrow - Annapolis, MD - student Jul 27, 2012
Dear Peter, Michael, and Susan,
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I will always remember her contagious laugh and the warmth that she extended to me whenever we were together. Memories of your mom and your dad will always be happy ones for me, and I am grateful to have known them both.
Love, Dina (Reddy) Malone
Posted by: Dina (Reddy) Malone - Rockville, MD - firende49ws Jul 26, 2012
Mrs. Benac taught me how to play the violin from 1963-1966. I still remember how to hold the violin, the bow and what position my elbow should be in. She taught my daughter as well. We have shown my grandchildren the proper position. Mrs. Benac was one of a kind.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by: Shelly L. Parker - Ridgely, MD - Former Student Jul 26, 2012
Dear Susan and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Ginny's passing. She was one of a kind ! Please know that you are in our loving thoughts.
Carol and Phil
Posted by: Carol and Phil Patterson - Pasadena, MD - Friend Jul 26, 2012