Obituary of Virginia B. Byers, PhD
Virginia B. Byers, PhD, 92, passed from this world on Friday, August 6, 2021. She retired Professor Emeritus, SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY after teaching nursing for 40 years at six institutions; Bryn Mawr Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, The Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, SUNY College of Technology in Utica and SUNY Upstate. She was born in Clemmons, NC on August 29, 1928. Jinny was an active member of NYSNA. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from NYSNA and there is an annual scholarship awarded in her honor. She is survived by her husband, The Rev. Donald Byers; daughter, Judy Burgess (Todd); grandchildren, Ken Byers, Jonathan Williams (Hanna), Lucia Williams and Ginny Burgess; and great grandson, Eli. She was predeceased by her son, James Byers (Melanie). A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church, 5299 Jamesville Rd, DeWitt, NY 13214. Please join us via livestream at www.phpchurch.org Reception to follow. Contributions may be made in her name to Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements are with Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel.