Virginia Lynn Ferrer Zuch
Departed in Rockledge, Florida, on May 5, 2019
Virginia Lynn Ferrer Zuch, 76, of Melbourne, died Sunday, May 5, 2019, with her family by her side at hospice.
Born in Newark, N.J., on Oct. 16, 1942, to Alfonse and Ida Mae Ferrer, Ginger grew up in Union, N.J., and later moved with her family to Miami. She attended Southwest Miami High School (class of 1960); earned a bachelor’s in elementary education from the University of Florida in 1964; and earned a master’s in counseling from Florida Atlantic University in 1987. She taught GED and ESOL classes to adults in Broward County and later worked as an economics assistant for the United States government.
In 1999, Ginger moved to Melbourne, where she was a member of Ascension Catholic Church and the Watercolor Society of Melbourne. An avid painter, she often incorporated Florida fauna and wildlife in her watercolors. She loved to dance, and with her husband, Gene, spent time on the dance floor on special occasions. The couple also enjoyed attending concerts at the King Center for the Performing Arts. A faithful Catholic Christian, Ginger attended Mass regularly and was a student of the Holy Bible and the teachings of Christ. She expressed her affection for her family by painting them in watercolors in addition to sending traditional cards to each child and grandchild at Christmas, Easter and birthdays. Most people commented on her beautiful smile upon meeting her. Her gentle, compassionate and playful spirit were also praised.
She is survived by her husband of nearly 16 years, Eugene Laurence Zuch of Melbourne; her daughters Margie Glass of Coral Springs, Joanne Beyke (and husband John) of Port St. Lucie, and Danielle Provencher of Lake Worth; her grandchildren Joshua Beyke of Gainesville, Cameryn Glass of Coral Springs, Johnathan Beyke (and wife Fumei) of the United States Air Force, and Jordan Beyke of Port St. Lucie; one great-grandson, Clayton Kodetsky of Port St. Lucie; a sister, Judy Ferrer-Johnston of St. George, Utah; and various cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Ronald Ferrer, and a grandson, Aaron Glass.
Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 13 at Ascension Catholic Church, 2950 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne. Inurnment at Ascension Memorial Garden will follow in the future. Brownlie-Maxwell handled arrangements.