Virginia Rybski

May 1, 1956May 8, 2013
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Virginia Shimer Rybski, 57, of Marietta, GA, passed away May 8, 2013. She was born May 1, 1956, to the late George and Veronica Shimer in Nutley, NJ. After graduation from Grimsley High School in Greensboro, NC, she received a BS from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and an MHA from the University of Phoenix. As a scientist, marketing expert and entrepreneur, Virginia worked for and founded several companies in NJ, MA, MD, and CA before becoming the President & CEO of Regenesis Biomedical, Inc. in Scottsdale, AZ. Virginia mastered her life’s motto “celebration” through a wide variety of activities with family, friends and business associates. Whether raising children, playing tennis, skiing, dancing, gardening, boating, taking care of pets and aging family members, or perfecting her professional goals, she did so with an enthusiastic and contagious joy. She is survived by her husband, Tom Rybski, daughters, Olivia Alexandra Rybski and Savannah Mae Rybski, brother, Skip Shimer (Sheryl), sister, Pamela O’Brien (Tom) and nephew, Loehl O’Brien. A 2:00 pm funeral mass will be held Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Catholic Church of St. Ann. The family will receive friends Thursday, May 9, from 6:00-8:00pm at H.M. Patterson & Son Canton Hill [770-977-9485]. In lieu of flowers, donations in Virginia’s memory may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266,


  • Visitation Thursday, May 9, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 10, 2013

Virginia Rybski

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Gary Mantell

January 28, 2014

I met Ginny in 1992 when she brought me onto the Advanced Tissue Sciences Sales/Marketing Team. My respect for her was and remains immeasurable as she was my professional mentor. I am both shocked and saddened to have learned of her passing. To Tom, Olivia and Savannah please accept my sincerest condolences.

Allison Penegar

August 16, 2013

I just found out about Ginny's passing, and I am so sorry for your loss, as well as mine. I was her college roommate in our junior year at UNC-G. We stayed in touch for a long time, through our years in New York/ New Jersey, and a few after, but then less frequent. Life can be crazy like that...this is a reminder that we need to try a little harder not to let opportunities get away from us. It is obvious from the pictures that Ginny is, and was, loved, and took full advantage of all of life's beautiful opportunities! She was from a wonderful family, and I am thankful she had a wonderful family. God bless you and give you peace. Allison Clemmer Penegar

May 29, 2013

goodnight moon

Kim Biggs

May 17, 2013

When I first met Virginia I was greeted by one of many hugs to follow. It was an honor to be her assistant for the past several years, working so closely with her. She was not only an amazing boss and mentor, but a wonderful friend.

Though she will be sorely missed, Heaven has welcomed an amazing angel.

My sincere condolences to Tom, Olivia, Savannah and the rest of the family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

David Loynd

May 13, 2013

In the community of bioscience companies in Arizona she will be missed. The confidence with which she advanced Regenesis was noteworthy. Condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

Leslie Jensen

May 10, 2013

To Tom, Savannah and Olivia, my heart goes out to you all. I knew Virigina for a short while, but it felt like years. She will forver be loved and missed not just by me, but by everyone at Regenesis. I will always remember her laugh, her smile, I will forever miss her hugs. Our Lord has received one of the purest Angels and I know I will see her again.

Corina IcLozan

May 10, 2013

May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.

Paul Sekhri

May 10, 2013

Ginny - I will never forget first meeting you - you were to become my very first boss, mentor, and ultimately a wonderful friend. I will miss you very much.

Madie Lewis

May 10, 2013

For the first time in my human resources career, I had the blessing of working with the most compassionate, caring leader I have ever met. Virginia, you are an inspriation for so many of us at Regenesis and I am so amazed at the courage and strength you always showed during the most challenging days. My prayers go out to your family, that they may get through these days with grace, and know that you will all be together again, in time.

May Fekete

May 10, 2013

I had the pleasure of knowing Virginia for just time but, I can truly say she touched my heart from the moment I met her. What an inspiration! May God bless her family.