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Alice V. "Ginny" Giersch, 94, of Westminster

Alice Virginia "Ginny" Giersch, 94, of Westminster, died Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Brinton Woods Health Care Center in Sykesville.

Born Sept. 24, 1919, in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late George and Alice Sudsberg Gerhold. She was the wife of Henry Arthur Giersch, who died Oct. 19, 2002.

She was a communicant of St. John Catholic Church in Westminster, and had been an active resident for the past seven years at Westminster Ridge, until her recent illness. She enjoyed card games, especially Bridge and 500 Rummy, and watching all sports, especially golf. She was an avid seamstress and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family.

Surviving are daughter Beverly Ann Backof and husband George, of Westminster; son Michael G. Giersch and wife Dorothy, of Ridgefield, Conn.; grandchildren Michael George Backof and wife Jennifer, and Cynthia Alice Myers and husband E. Alex, all of Westminster, Julie Diane Boden and husband Matthew, of Hampstead, Matthew Daniel Backof and wife Rebekah, of Eden, Elizabeth Alice Giersch, of New York, N.Y., Meredith Emily Giersch, of Denver, Colo., and Christopher Henry Giersch, of Boulder, Colo.; and great-grandchildren Caitlin Boden, Emily and Aiden Backof, Charles and Lydia Myers, Lilyan, Noah and Chloe Backof.

She was predeceased by a grandson, Daniel Thomas Backof, who died in 1978; and by a brother, George Gerhold.

The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home, 91 Willis St., Westminster, where a Christian wake service will begin at 4:30 p.m., with Deacon Mark E. Ripper officiating.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster, with the Rev. Monsignor James P. Farmer as celebrant. Interment will follow in Gardens of Faith Memorial Gardens in Baltimore.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Arrangements are by Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home in Westminster.

Online condolences may be offered at http://www.myersdurborawfh.com.

Sign this guest book online at http://www.carrollcountytimes.com.

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