Ginger McNally

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Ginger McNally

July 17, 1939 - October 19, 2018

Ginger McNally Mary Alice "Ginger" McNally died peacefully at Niagara Hospice in Lockport, NY, on Friday, October 19, 2018. She was the daughter of Major General Clinton F. and Mary Rossen Robinson.
Ginger spent her childhood in Washington, D.C., when her father served in the U.S. Army during WWII. As a teenager, she moved to Niagara Falls, NY, where her father was the President of Carborundum Company. She attended Buffalo Seminary and graduated from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA, where she majored in Eastern Religions and Philosophy. She also attended American University in Washington D.C., earned a teaching degree from Medaille College and a Masters in Education from the University of Buffalo. She worked for the Central Intelligence Agency early in her career. She later became a successful realtor in Lewiston and an editor for Edwin Mellon Press and Academica Press, where she edited non-fiction manuscripts from all over the globe.
Ginger had many interests and was very actively involved in the community. She was a member and President of Old Fort Niagara, President of the Niagara Falls Philharmonic Orchestra, on the board of directors of Niagara Falls Little Theater, member of Artpark & Co., the Albright Knox Art Gallery, and the Birchfield-Penny Art Center. Ginger was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown, and she served on several committees for the Presbytery of Western NY. She was a member of the Lewiston Garden Club and Tatler in Niagara Falls.
An avid reader, Ginger also excelled at writing, playing contract bridge, and gardening. She enjoyed theater at the Shaw Festival and the former Studio Arena Theatre, as well as local theater in Buffalo. Ginger loved living in Lewiston and being surrounded by the Niagara River and Lake Ontario. She loved her vacations on the Outer Banks, NC, with her close relatives. She enjoyed travel, and visited Europe, Cuba, Mexico, and Bermuda. She especially loved spending time with her many friends, with whom she shared many a good meal, book, joke, conversation and lively debate.
She was predeceased by her sister, Sarah "Sally" Finkle. She is survived by her husband, Peter V. McNally of Buffalo; and her son, James V. McNally of Brookfield, MA; her brother-in-law, Michael C. (Kathleen) Bentley; and several nieces and nephews, Constance (Anthony) Rybka, Karen (James) Pardue, William (Kristene) Terrell, Sally Terrell (John Sarlo), Robert (Jennifer) Bentley, Kristen Wylkie, Eric (Lindsay) Brinda, Laura (Dwight) Bodycott; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
A memorial service will be held at The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, NY, on Saturday, November 3 at 3 PM with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old Fort Niagara or to The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown.
Published on October 28, 2018
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