On Thursday March 10, 2016, Virginia Clara Drews passed away peacefully in her home at Ridgefield Crossings. Ginger was born on May 15, 1915 in New York City. She is predeceased by her husband Edwin Drews.
Her parents, Ada and Fredric Ehrlich were artists. Ginger worked as Supervisor of the Harkness Pavilion at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City for 27 years. She loved sports and horses. In high school she was on the basketball and bowling teams. She rode horses in Central Park and attended annual rodeos at Madison Square Garden. She met the love of her life Edwin Drews at a horse ranch in upstate New York. They married in New York City in 1950. Eddy and Ginger loved life together. The outdoors life style they wanted was not working in the city. They skied in the winter and rode horses on the ranch where they met. In 1951 they bought a 182 year old Dutch colonial on 15 acres, in Stattsbugh, NY and started a lifelong renovation of their beloved red country home. Ginger worked at the local hospital for two surgeons eventually becoming Executive Secretary of the Dutchess County Medical Society. She volunteered at the local SPCA and was President of the Dutchess County SPCA auxiliary from 1972-1974 when she retired.