Violet W. Addison, 106, of Philadelphia, a music teacher, a musician, and the former accompanist to the All City Boys Choir, died Tuesday, May 6, at Stapeley in Germantown.
Mrs. Addison lived independently for many years in an apartment building on Ford Road, but moved to Stapeley in the mid-2000s when she needed assistance. She lived a full life centered on her church, various choirs, and her teaching career.
"Life is God's greatest gift to you," she liked to say. "What you do with your life is your gift to God."
Known to friends as "Vi," Mrs. Addison taught music and remedial reading at Philadelphia's Martha Washington School for many years. Temple University chartered a bus so that music majors could observe her classroom techniques. She worked briefly as a music consultant before retiring from the school district in 1969.