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Anne Virginia James Longo

Anne Virginia James Longo, 94, of Scottsdale, AZ, formerly of Springfield, Ohio, passed away on Monday, April 28, 2008, at Hospice of the Valley, Brighton Gardens, Scottsdale, Arizona. Anne was born on March 19, 1914, daughter of Louis B. and Edna S. (Petticrew) James and lived most of her life in Springfield. She loved music and played cello in the Springfield Symphony for 25 years, various chamber groups, and was an active member of the Fortnightly Music Club as well as being a pianist and organist.

Professionally, she was administrative assistant to Betty Pitzer at Elderly United for many years, worked also at AAA of Springfield and belonged to the Springfield Business & Professional Women's Club.

She loved her church family at Northminster Presbyterian and at Scottsdale Presbyterian where she was an active member and found them to be great sources for her spiritual happiness and comfort her entire life.

Anne was a very social person who had many friends with whom she remained in close contact with in Springfield using her cell phone to the fullest; was ready for lunch whenever she could go; enjoyed attending the Pyle Senior Center in Tempe, Arizona; and was always concerned about and loved her family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her children, Philip M. Longo of Huber Heights, Ohio and Elizabeth Longo (John) McKinnon of Mesa, Arizona; one brother, Theodore B. James of Denver, Colorado; grandchildren, Keri Rae Longo (Jose) Rios of Arlington, Texas, and James M. Longo of Oxford, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Dezarae and Lacey Rios of Arlington, Texas and many nieces, great-nieces, nephews and great-nephews whom she deeply loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Longo, Jr.; one sister, Mary Elizabeth (James) Reid; 3 brothers: Louis James, Joseph James, and Orin L. James; and her parents.

A "Celebration of Her Life" memorial service will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church on Friday, May 16, 2008, at 1:00 PM. Interment is in Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Northminster Presbyterian Church, 400 Villa Road, Springfield, Ohio 45503.

Arrangements are being handled through Richards, Raff and Dunbar Memorial Home.

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