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    Virginia Cartus
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    Life Story for Virginia M. Cartus (Scheider)

    Virginia M. (nee Scheider) Cartus of South Orange passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 with her loving family at her side. She was 98. A public Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect Street, South Orange. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, 1137 North Broad Street, Hillside. Visitation was private.

    Virginia was born on August 18, 1918 in Newark, N.J. as an only child to the late Charles & Marie (nee Martin) Scheider. She resided in Newark prior to moving to South Orange 70 years ago. Virginia graduated Georgian Court College in Lakewood, N.J. with a Bachelor of Arts in Education then furthered her education with a Master’s Degree in Literature.

    Mrs. Cartus taught high school English Literature in the Union County, N.J. School District from 1958 to 1991, at which time she retired after a proud career and many achievements as a teacher. Virginia spent most of career teaching at Johnathan Dayton High School in Springfield, N.J. but also served in a district rotational role at times at David Brearley High School in Kenilworth and Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark, N.J. She also spent time at Governor Livingston High School in Watchung, N.J. Virginia also served as a faculty advisor for several clubs and organizations within the school district.

    Virginia was a member of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA); The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA); and various South Orange Village Community Affairs organizations. Virginia also was active with several alumni groups with Georgian Court College, as well as with her late husband, Valentine Cartus, in several Princeton University alumni groups. She was extremely passionate with keeping up with current events, political issues, shopping and the arts. Above all, Virginia’s time spent with her family was her most heartwarming passion.

    Virginia was the beloved wife for 55 years to Valentine C. Cartus III, who predeceased her in 1997. She is survived by her devoted daughter Valerie Buniewicz & her husband John; and cherished grandchildren, Patrick Lewis & his wife Megan and Philip “PJ” Lewis & his wife Allison.

    In lieu of flowers donations in Virginia’s memory are requested to be made to the Jersey Animal Collation (www.jaconline.org), P.O. Box 135, Maplewood, N.J. 07040 or Saint Barnabas Medical Foundation, (www.barnabashealth.org), 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston NJ 07039.

    Virginia’s family would like to extend their sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the doctors, nurses, and entire staff of Saint Barnabas Medical Center for the care and compassion provided to her.

    Arrangements are under the care and direction of Ron Mowad Funeral Home & Cremation Service, (www.mowadfuneralservice.com) 2800 Morris Avenue, Union.

    To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Virginia M. Cartus (Scheider), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

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    Email: mowadfcs@verizon.net
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    2800 Morris Avenue
    Union, NJ 07083`
    Email: mowadfcs@verizon.net
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    2800 Morris Avenue
    Union, NJ 07083`
    Email: mowadfcs@verizon.net