Stephanie Marie Leyden Gruning passed away on January 25, 2019 due to a bilateral stroke. She was born on October 16, 1956 in Weehawken, New Jersey to James Leyden and Madeline Bradley. She married her best friend and greatest love, J Victor Gruning, in July of 1995. Stephanie is survived by her husband Victor and daughter Veronica Gruning, brother James (Margaret) Leyden, brother William (Joann) Leyden, brother Leonard Leyden, sister Lucy Leyden, sister Rosemary Leyden, and stepmother Frances Leyden. Please join us in celebrating her life on Saturday February 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Church of the Ascension, 4853 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Ascension.