Virginia C. ‘Ginny’ Zinn, 78

Virginia C. “Ginny” Zinn, 78, of Selbyville, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, in Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, Md. She was a graduate of Bryant College and worked in Providence, R.I., where she met her late husband. The happiest times in her life were the summers spent on Narragansett Bay with her parents, brother, cousins, many relatives and later her husband and children. She loved to remember those wonderful summers at Rome Point.

A devoted wife and mother, she enjoyed gardening, cooking, entertaining friends and traveling with her family. She will be deeply missed by those who loved her.

Zinn was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Doris Hallowell Atkinson; and her husband, Robert E. Zinn. She is survived by a son, Robert D. Zinn, of Newark, Del.; two daughters, Cheryl Gibbs and her husband, Howard, of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Linda Booth and her husband, George, of Georgetown, Del.; a brother, Wilfred Atkinson and his wife, Gloria, of Providence, R.I.; and four grandchildren, Scott and Brittany Booth, Mike and Kyle Zinn.

Services and burial were private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to the charity of the giver’s choice.