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Mary Virginia (Shoemaker) Doman

May 16, 1929 ~ October 30, 2021 (age 92)


Virginia Doman, age 92 of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Valencia, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 30,2021 surrounded by her family.  She is reunited with her loving husband Jack. She was the daughter of Donald and Marguerite (Uptegraff) Shoemaker of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and sister to Lib, Don, Nan, Walter, Jim, Dick, Sr. Mary Aloysius (Margie), Dorothy, Kitty, Helen, and Gretchen.

She is survived by her children:  Cecilia (Jim Beason) Doman, Marguerite Doman, Jack (Linda) Doman, Kathleen Doman, Anne Gamber, Barbara (Matt) Morgan and Joe (Anne) Doman; loving grandmother to: Karen, Tina, Tien (Chris), Nick (Sparkle), Atticus (Joan), Jeff (Mollie), Mary (Brendan), Jed (Naomi), Beth (James), Lily (Luke), Elias, Kate and Colette. also 11 great-grandchildren:  Journey, Aria, Petros, Mariah, Matheos, Bria, Charlie, Chance, Isaiah, Vivian, and Gloria.  She was also a special aunt to many nieces and nephews.

She enjoyed spending holidays with her family and was known for her creativity and the construction of her Christmas Village that spanned a room.  Devoted to her family, faith, and friends, she is deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Widowed at age 39 with 7 children, she built a career in bookkeeping at Price Waterhouse, Pittsburgh and Randolph Community Service, Asheboro, NC.  Although tested with many trials, she remained a steadfast and faithful servant and prayer warrior.  She was a parishioner, Girl Scout leader and organist at Holy Sepulcher Parish, Butler, PA and later of St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Charlotte, NC, where she was a volunteer.

Friends are invited to a Funeral Mass at St. Ann Catholic Church, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM and a Memorial Service will also be held there on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA 16046 and condolences are available at Burial was in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Tarentum, PA. In lieu of flowers, a donation in her name can be made to Catholic Relief Services at


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