Vir­ginia Sar­avia


The Washington Post Sunday - - OBITUARIES - — Adam Bern­stein

Vir­ginia Sar­avia, 60, who had owned and op­er­ated a pet-care busi­ness, Takoma Tails, died Dec. 23 at Washington Ad­ven­tist Hos­pi­tal near her home in Takoma Park. She had col­orec­tal can­cer.

Mrs. Sar­avia did mod­el­ing work as a young woman and spent sev­eral years as an ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant at Ge­orge­town Uni­ver­sity’s den­tal school.

In 1996, she started Takoma Tails and over the years cared for dogs, cats, snakes and tur­tles.

Vir­ginia Garner Thomp­son was born in For­est Hills, N.Y., and grew up partly in Chevy Chase. She was a 1968 grad­u­ate of Ge­orge­town Visi­ta­tion Prepara­tory School and at­tended Rose­mont Col­lege in Penn­syl­va­nia.

She was a mem­ber of the Sil­ver Spring YMCA and did vol­un­teer work at the school of St. An­drew Apos­tle Catholic Church in Sil­ver Spring.

Sur­vivors in­clude her hus­band of 23 years, Rene Sar­avia, and their two chil­dren, Gre­gory Sar­avia and Claire Sar­avia, all of Takoma Park; and a sis­ter.

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