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Frank Edward Shirar1

Male
b. 31 December 1938, d. 24 June 2007


Father Verne Edward Shirar b. 23 May 1913, d. 26 February 1973
Mother Francis Idelle Atlee b. 13 June 1916, d. 10 December 1970
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Family 1 Patsy Leona Lane b. 1939
Marriage* 1965  San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX, Principal=Patsy Leona Lane1 
Divorce* 1 February 1968  Principal=Patsy Leona Lane1 
Child  1. Clifford Edward Shirar b. 1 Nov 1967

Family 2 Maria Cristina Antonietta Longo b. 26 August 1947
Marriage* 4 May 1971  Scandicci, Firenze, Italy, Principal=Maria Cristina Antonietta Longo1 
Children  1. Cynthia Marie Shirar b. 4 Oct 1971
  2. Michael Victor Shirar b. 26 Dec 1974
  3. Paul Atlee Shirar b. 19 Jun 1978
  4. Danielle Cristina Shirar b. 24 Sep 1982

Note*   Frank was a Public Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He is now fully retired.

A native of Houston, Texas, he is a U.S. Air Force veteran with 27 years active enlisted service, retiring in 1986 with the grade of E-8, senior master sergeant.

He holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Interpreting and Translating, which he earned in 1981 from the Community College of the Air Force. Frank's language abilities include Albanian and Italian. From May 1960 to July 1971, he served in the U.S. Air Force Security Service (USAFSS, now Air Intelligence Agency) as an Albanian linguist in a variety of assignments which included the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, Md.; 6917th Security Group, San Vito Air Station, Italy; and the 6940th Technical Training Group, Goodfellow AFB, Texas.

In mid-1971, Frank retrained into the Public Affairs career field, serving at HQ USAFSS, Kelly AFB, Texas; U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo.; HQ Pacific Air Forces, Hickarn AFB, Hawaii; 401st Tactical Fighter Wing (USAFE), Torrejon AB, Spain; and HQ Air Reserve Personnel Center, Denver, Colo.
He entered government civilian service in May 1987 as a Public Affairs Specialist serving at the Air Force Accounting and Finance Center, Denver, Colo.; 548th Area Support Group, Bremerhaven, Germany; and the 104th Area Support Group, Hanau, Germany. He arrived at his current assignment in March 1994.

Frank's military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with eight oak leaf clusters. Army Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Longevity Ribbon with five oak leaf clusters.

His civilian awards include one Department of the Air Force Performance Award and five Department of the Army Commendation Awards.

Frank's off-duty interests include acting and directing community theater productions. He has studied piano and violin and is self-taught on organ and guitar. He also holds a private pilot certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The Shirars currently reside in Sierra Vista, Arizona near Tuscon.2,1 
Birth* 31 December 1938  Houston, Harris Co., TX1,3,4 
Marriage* 1965  San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX, Principal=Patsy Leona Lane1 
Divorce* 1 February 1968  Principal=Patsy Leona Lane1 
Marriage* 4 May 1971  Scandicci, Firenze, Italy, Principal=Maria Cristina Antonietta Longo1 
SSN* 24 June 2007  Frank E Shirar
Birth Date: 31 Dec 1938
Death Date: 24 Jun 2007
Social Security Number: 458-56-5463
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Texas
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 75025
Localities: Plano, Collin, Texas4 
Death* 24 June 2007  Plano, Collin Co., TX2,4 

Citations
  1. [S55] Cindy Shirar Family Info, Cindy Shirar.
  2. [S324] Paul Shirar Family Information, Paul Shirar.
  3. [S209] Texas Births, 1926-1995, online http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/txbirths.
  4. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.


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