Mary Plantz Gajnos

Mary Plantz Gajnos, 65, of Virginia Beach, Va., and formerly of Johnstown, N.Y., passed away on June 1, 2013.

She was born September 13, 1947, the daughter of James and Ella Mussey Plantz. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Andrew, in 2009.

A graduate of Johnstown High School, Mary served two years in the U.S. Navy as a dental hygienist and later as a caseworker in Virginia until her retirement. Mary was best known for her wit and humor.

She also was an accomplished crafter, artist and painter. A service will be held Friday at Suburban Christian Church in Virginia Beach. Cremation took place and her burial will be in Virginia Beach. Survivors include her sisters, Jayne Plantz Hing, Diane (Harold) Pao, Barbara (Tom) Cahill; and her brother, John (Barbara) Plantz; nieces, a nephew, grandnieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Suburban Christian Church, c/o Pastor C. Todd Haynes, 5132 Bellamy Manor Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23467 or the charity of choice.