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Virginia B. ‘Ginger’ Krempa, retired sales representative, dies

Virginia B. “Ginger” Krempa spent the majority of her 34-year career in Hagerstown as an area sales representative for CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Virginia B. “Ginger” Krempa spent the majority of her 34-year career in Hagerstown as an area sales representative for CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield. (Handout / HANDOUT)

Virginia B. “Ginger” Krempa, a retired CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield sales representative, died Jan. 31 of breast cancer at the Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia. The former Hagerstown resident was 60.

The former Virginia Barbara Klug, daughter of Clement Louis Klug Jr., a state tax auditor, and his wife, Mary Alice Knight Krug, a Maryland Department of Natural Resources worker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Govans.

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Ms. Krempa, who was a 1977 graduate of Seton High School, spent the majority of her 34-year career in Hagerstown as an area sales representative for CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield. Before she retired in 2019, she had been assigned to the Affordable Care Act and was working in Owings Mills.

Ms. Krempa, who was known as “Ginger,” enjoyed gardening and “being with her grandchildren,” said a brother, Clement Louis Klug III of Cockeysville.

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A memorial Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 5401 Loch Raven Blvd., Northwood.

In addition to her brother, Ms. Krempa is survived by her two daughters, Lauren E. Murphy and Rachel S. Krempa, both of Winchester; her parents of Easton; another brother, Thomas C. Klug of Park Hall in St. Mary’s County; two sisters, Janet D.K. Foss of Glen Burnie and Mary B. Lemon of Wilmington, Delaware; and two grandchildren. A marriage ended in divorce.

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