The loss of Victoria V. Schaff to cancer Friday was both a personal and professional loss for many who knew and worked with her in the community.
"She was a wonderful woman ... such an asset and a tremendous friend," said Joan Fell, executive director of Y-ME of the Cumberland Valley. "She will be terribly missed."
Active in that organization, Schaff coordinated her Y-ME efforts with her professional career as Allegheny Energy's vice president of external affairs.
"Her business expertise was invaluable to us in our long-range planning," Fell said.
In late 2000, Allegheny Energy contributed $3,750 to help Y-ME of the Cumberland Valley continue its commitment to providing information and support to people in the Tri-State area affected by breast cancer. The donation was part of a three-year, $12,410 contribution the company made.