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Virginia A. Fishlock, 86, active in Kenmore United Methodist Church

Feb. 10, 1933 – Aug. 9, 2019

Virginia A. Fishlock, of the Town of Tonawanda, active for many years in Kenmore United Methodist Church, died Aug. 9. She was 86.

The former Virginia Ann Wright was a 1950 graduate of Kenmore High School. After earning an associate’s degree in business at Buffalo State College, she worked in the Law Department at the University of Buffalo.

She met Robert E. Fishlock at a dance at Kenmore United Methodist Church and they were married in 1954.

A homemaker, she taught nursery school at the church for 16 years.

She and her husband volunteered for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and at Melody Fair in North Tonawanda. They enjoyed traveling and made several trips to England to visit his family there.

Mrs. Fishlock maintained a close circle of friends. She got together monthly with cousins and with high school friends.

She enjoyed gardening, decorating, antiques, making ceramics, playing piano and singing. She began quilting in her late 60s and made quilts for everyone in her family.

She was a member of the Culture Club, the Federated Kenmore Garden Club, the Mothers Club of Kenmore, the United Methodist Women and the Kenmore United Methodist Piece Makers, who made prayer quilts for the sick.

Her husband, a chemical engineer at Union Carbide’s Linde Division, died in 2016.

Her son, David, is principal percussionist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Survivors also include two daughters, Linda Merkley and Karen Miliotto; and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, in Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore.

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