John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation

Celebrating 100 Years | Virginia Saylor

June 1, 2021 | John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation News

Virginia (Ginny) Saylor has been a lifelong Toledoan and loves her city. Born to Edwin and Antoinette Wolff on June 20, 1921, Ginny, a UToledo class of '43 alumna, will celebrate 100 years of life later this month.

She graduated from DeVilbiss High School in 1939 and went onto The University of Toledo where she earned her Bachelor's of Business degree.

While at UToledo, Ginny became a member of Pi Delta Chi sorority and remained active for several years. After college graduation, Ginny worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Akron (1943-1945) and Dayton Rubber (1945-1947) as part of the Flying Squadron where she performed time-motion studies.

A few years later, Ginny returned to The University of Toledo for additional education to become a teacher. Ginny had a passion for teaching and was a beloved and respected 3rd-grade teacher at Nathan Hale Elementary School from 1957 to 1976.

Through the years, prior students have approached Ginny out in the community and remember her as their wonderful educator. 

One former student, Dave McClellan, sent Ginny flowers on her 99th birthday, crediting her teaching for his love of reading.

It was at Nathan Hale Elementary that Ginny met her husband of 55 years, Ernest (Ernie) Saylor.

Ginny has always recognized the importance of body, mind and spirit. For years, Ginny participated in water aerobics and chair yoga.

Friends and family rave about Ginny and Ernie's dance skills, saying that they could really tear up a dance floor.

She also enjoys reading, playing bridge and hosting incredible dinners for family and friends.

Her infectious laughter has brought joy to many. A lifelong member of Collingwood Presbyterian Church, Ginny has been active with Lincoln League and, along with Ernie, prepared food for innumerable church events.

An avid card sender and note writer, Ginny has encouraged those hurting. As a member of a local chapter of a Philanthropic Educational Organization for several years, Ginny loves to encourage education.

Ginny is the proud mother of 2 sons, 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She loves time with her family and through the years attended numerous sporting events. The Beverly Wildcats girls softball team awarded her Official Scorekeeper for her outstanding contribution back in the late 90s and early 2000s. Grandchildren remember fun outings for picnics and elder hostels.

Her deviled eggs are the best.

Ginny’s 100 years reflect integrity, faith, compassion and the gift of encouragement.

Virginia (Wolff) Saylor Celebrates 100 Years of Age!
Last Updated: 6/27/22