Virginia (Ginny) Detwiler Baldwin

February 5, 1922 - July 27, 2020 West Grove, PA | Age 98 Loving Mother, Grandmother and Friend.

Virginia (Ginny) Detwiler Baldwin passed away on July 27, 2020 at the age of 98 years young, with her daughter, son, and family by her side. She was born to Raymond and Katie Detwiler in Cedars, Skippack Twp., Montgomery County, PA.

Ginny grew up next to her grandparent’s farm. She remembers carrying water to the field for her grandfather and horses while they plowed. On the farm she developed a love for animals, particularly horses where she first rode farm horses bareback, later buying her own horse. During World War II, she was an Air Raid Warden for the town of Cedars where her duty was to drive around the area and make sure everyone’s house was dark during a warning by an air raid siren. She loved the outdoors and sports where she learned to skate with her mother’s ice skates on the frozen grass and later skating on local streams and ponds near Zieglerville, PA.

Ginny attended a 2-room school house from 1st through 8th grade in Skippack, PA and received a well rounded education leading to four years at the J. Horace Landis Joint Consolidated High School in Schwenksville, PA. She excelled in field hockey, basketball and tennis and participated in musicals. She was elected Secretary of her class and continued in this capacity for over 70 years keeping the class together with a newsletter she titled “The Glue.” After high school she enrolled at the Lansdale School of Business and received a Secretarial Degree which her father paid her monthly fee of $20.00 to attend. As a senior she assisted the local Dentist who volunteered giving needy students dental care. Her first job was secretary to the Principal of her high school.
Her second job was secretary and bookkeeper at the National Bank of Schwenksville where she worked for ten years.

Ginny married Richard “Dick” Baldwin of San Angelo, TX in 1951 after having met him on a blind date during World War II in 1942. Dick was employed with the DuPont Co. and they were transferred several times. Their final move was to the DuPont Engineering Department in Newark, DE where Ginny also worked for several years before becoming a homemaker and raising a daughter and son.

In 1962 Ginny and Dick purchased property in “The Wedge” outside of Newark, DE and spent 52 years before they moved to Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community in Jennersville, PA. in 2012.

Ginny was very active in many community and church organizations but she was most proud of the Thanksgiving service at the “Wedgestone” which she organized and hosted for 50 years and accommodated up to 200 people on their property. Her second favorite volunteer position was Secretary for the Brandywine Region AACA antique car club for eight years. Dick and Ginny were also members of this club for 37 years while they toured and showed their 1940 Buick.

Ginny is survived by her daughter Bonnie Baldwin Church, son Rich Baldwin, daughter in law Leticia Baldwin and granddaughters Breanna Baldwin and Rebecca Baldwin.

A future memorial service will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home, West Grove, PA.


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  1. We will miss Ginny’s Strong, wise, knowledgeable and cheerful presence in the BRAACA car club. Her influence and her love of people made our membership in the Club all the more pleasant as we had the honor of knowing her and Dick through the years. The expert planning and execution of car shows, tours and other fun events weren’t complete until Ginny and Dick rolled up in that gorgeous ’40 Buick. There is a heart-shaped hole in the community, her family and especially in our BRAACA family that only Ginny and Dick could ever fill. May God hug you with His love and forever peace in His eternal presence, Ginny.

    With our love and prayers to Ginny’s amazing family,
    Earle and Brenda Gould.

    Earle Gould | August 5, 2020 at 12:01 PM
  2. To Virginia Baldwin family-
    Our condolences to the Baldwin Family.
    We have known the family for years, through antique cars, Thanksgiving celebration, newsletter etc.
    Peace,
    AK, Helga and Arno Kissell

    AK Kissell | August 3, 2020 at 1:08 PM
  3. Richie and family, you have our most heartfelt sympathy at the loss of your Mother. We were part of the Thanksgiving service for many, many years and have missed it. Thanksgiving never seems the same since the services stopped, but we will always remember how much it made
    our day to join in the celebration. Your parents were special and I will always remember them fondly. I hope that the love and support from family and friends will help you through this most painful time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    With Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Sharon, John & Earline

    Sharon McClain | August 2, 2020 at 4:29 PM
  4. We enjoyed Ginny & Dicks company at BRAACA car meetings,and car shows. We miss her conversations and wisdom.

    Marge & Gerard Valastro | August 2, 2020 at 2:38 PM
  5. Richie and family,
    Your mother lived a full and loving life and I remember her with fondness as I recall what a wonderful friend she was to my mother and dad. I know they had many fun times playing tennis and visiting West Virginia together. She also opened her home to me when Mom and I needed an overnight when working upstate. What a gracious hostess and fun person to be around. The world lost a good one, but she will be most welcome “on the other side” where she will rejoin your Dad, family, and numerous friends.
    Teresa Pritchett Ford

    Teresa Pritchett Ford | August 2, 2020 at 12:40 PM
  6. I have many fond memories of Mr. And Mrs Baldwin, from growing up and riding horses. She led a long wonderful life. I join with all who celebrate her life. May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

    Dana Robertson | July 31, 2020 at 10:02 PM
  7. Mrs Ginny
    So many things to say all positive. Ginny taught me to be patient put my family first. And to always think positive but don’t think too much. (she said you always over think). I had 6 months helping Ginny with her daily life. I think it was role reversal Ginny helped myself and my daughter with our daily life.
    As I type this. I wish I had more days listening to her wisdom one more day watching the birds she loved off her sunroom @JP. One more trip to the Amish flower shops and markets. Get lost driving around cause she would say oh relax It’s up here on the left! Well our left took us to Strasburg Pa. to the end of the road .. LOVE YOU GINNY .. and Molly .. my days will be with less earthly wisdom. But I’ll store the knowledge i learned from the BEST!! Xoxo Tammie aka tam tam and Reagan Rea Rea

    Tammie Copeland | July 31, 2020 at 12:32 PM
  8. Ginny was an icon. She was a dear tennis friend, attending all of our group’s functions, playing the organ where one was available. Ginny was one true friend and a person everyone relished being around. Rest In Peace Ginny.

    Mae Stewart | July 31, 2020 at 12:08 PM
  9. Mrs. Baldwin will forever be loved and remembered by our family. Thanksgiving at the Wedgestone was a tradition I will forever cherish. It was there I witnessed incredible hospitality, inclusivity, love, laughter, gratitude, and reverence for God, nature, and family. Mrs. Baldwin oozed “welcome,” encouraged participation (we all read, sang, carried a flag, were pilgrims, etc), and boldly and jovial built community… that grew and grew. She had a beautiful voice, laughed easily, was fun to be with, and always made me feel like she was so glad to see me/us! When my brother informed me of Mrs. Baldwin’s death… he added… what an icon! To that I’ll add “and a true blessing.” Prayers and love to Bonnie and Rich🙏💜-Laura (Kraft)Gribbin

    Laura Kraft Gribbin | July 30, 2020 at 9:31 PM
  10. Mrs. Baldwin took a chance on me. As a 12 year old, she asked me to be the accompaniest for the Cherub Choir at our church. She was so patient and kind and helped to develop my love for music and Jesus. My family (Kraft family) spent decades of Thanksgivings at the Wedgestone and that tradition is deep in our heart. She was a good friend to our mom. We give thanks for Mrs. Baldwin. Well-done good and faithful servant. Prayers for Bonnie, Rich, and family.

    Kari Kraft Jones | July 30, 2020 at 8:18 PM

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