The Life of Virginia M. Zajac

Virginia "Ginny" M. (Crouthamel) Zajac, 61, of Mertztown, died Sunday, March 22, 2020, in her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Mitchell J. Zajac for 30 years. Born in Allentown, PA, she was the daughter of Venice Joy Crouthamel, a resident of Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown, and the late Richard Joseph Crouthamel. Ginny graduated from Louis E. Dieruff High School and had been employed by Signature Family Services in Reading for 14 years. She was a member of the Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, Fleetwood, Ray A Master Post 217 Ladies Auxiliary, Mertztown Rod & Gun Club and the Sinnemahoning Sportsman's Club in Cameron County.

Ginny enjoyed riding passenger on the motorcycle with Mitch and cherished moments and memories made with family and friends. She also liked camping, four-wheeling and the mountains of Potter and Cameron Counties where she also felt loved and at home with friends. Mostly, she just loved spending time with family and friends and loved to be around children and their laughter.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are her son, Brian M. of Mertztown, brother Michael R. Crouthamel, husband of Deborah L. of Merrimack, NH, sister Karen L. Crouthamel of Allentown, father-in-law Joseph Zajac of Mertztown and brother-in-law William M. Zajac of Kuwait. Additional survivors are nieces and nephews Mike and Megan Crouthamel, Matt and Ashley Crouthamel, Becky and John Dalrymple, along with great nieces and nephews Bayleigh, Brody, Gavin and Maddy, all of Merrimack, NH.

A public Memorial Service will be announced in the future after the gathering restrictions have been lifted.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ginny's memory to Saint Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be recorded at

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I loved her smile at the legion. Such a beautiful spirit. I know she fought hard. May she now fly free. Mitch, strength & love being sent. ❤️

Posted by Renee E on 03/24/2020


Mitch I am so sorry for your loss.  Although I did not know her, I do remember her coming in to the office and talkiing to Joann at the old office. 

Please accept my heartfelt condolences of your dear wife, I know she meant a lot, please stay strong.


Posted by Donna K on 03/24/2020


Mitch, I am so sad to hear that Ginny has passsed. Dave and I are sending you all our love and prayers. I will always remember the first time I met Ginny, you both came to my house to show us your new baby boy! It was such a joyful moment. I will remember her that way.               Maureen

Posted by maureen h on 03/24/2020

A great person

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends , I will certainly miss you ! I know you are at peace and pain free but it certainly don't make it any easier knowing I won't see you any time soon 😞,,, May god bless !

Posted by Troy H on 03/24/2020

You will be missed.

To my camping neighbor, even though it has been years since we were camping neighbors at Rmc, I will always cherish and remember the good times we had! Love you!

Posted by Kerrie Y on 03/24/2020

Our friend for 30 years

Mitch and family. We are sending our thoughts and prayers.  We will always treasure the memories that we had with Ginny. She was such a special friend and we will always remember her

Love.  Leatha Bob Brian Kaitie David Lyndsey Travis and Tyler! 

Posted by Bob B on 03/24/2020


Ginny was someone who could always make you laugh.  She was fun, loving, and enjoyed life.  She was a great person and will truly be missed.  Mitch, she truly loved you and your family.    You had a great life together and so glad you got to get to Vegas. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.   Always remember the life you had together and the wonderful times you shared.   God bless.  

Posted by Rochelle M on 03/25/2020


Mitch and Brian, I am so sorry to read of Ginny's passing. Although it is a blessing she is not feeling anymore pain, it never makes it easier for loved ones left behind. I remember her fondly from the picnic at your house I attended. Very friendly and welcoming. Your family is in our prayers.  

Posted by Jennifer / Linda K on 03/25/2020

Good times

Any memory of Ginny has to begin with her infectious laughter.....Ginny, may your smile light up the space of your new home in heaven and your laughter be your Angel song.

Posted by Nadine & David B on 03/25/2020


Mitch, Although I did not know Virginia, I do know how dear she was to you. I am saddened to hear that she has lost her battle. My sympathy to  you and Brian. May your memories be happy ones...

Posted by Doris L on 03/25/2020

In loving memories of our friend.

We were so surprised to hear that Ginny passed away. She had such a zest for life, and when we were told she wasn't doing good, when we saw her, she was Ginny. You couldn't tell. She was an awesome person with an infectious laugh and personallity. Mitch and Brian, there are no words that can express how sad, and sorry we are about losing her, but we know she is in a better place with our Lord God. WE are praying for her, and her whole family during this difficult time.  

Gene & Eileen S.

Posted by Gene & Eileen S on 03/25/2020

Donna Maurer

The first time I met Ginny and Mitch was that the Reading Motorcycle Club, They made such an impression on me as a couple. They not only loved each other but enjoyed each other. The humor that they had in their relationship is something that is very rare. I feel blessed that God gave me the opportunity to call them both my friends. My heart bleeds for you Mitch. But know that Ginny was loved as much as she loved everyone she met. She is at peace. Fly high my friend. You are deeply missed by all

Posted by Doñna M on 03/27/2020

Your Dear One

Mitch........we were so saddened to hear of the passing of your dear often you would talk of the fun times you enjoyed together and with family and friends.........I know you looked forward to retiring and spending even more time.........and am glad to hear you fulfilled some dreams you had.......may you and your family be comforted by the many fond memories and knowing you have a host of friends out there who was wonderful reading the many condolences and memories of others ~ feels like we know "Ginny" even better now.....sending our love and prayers ~ Bob & Doris, former client of yours, and we miss seeing you.

Posted by Doris & Bob S on 03/28/2020