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Nancy Mitchell1

Female
b. 11 June 1928, d. 14 May 2011


Family Paul Theodore Shirar b. 25 October 1921, d. July 1986
Marriage*   Principal=Paul Theodore Shirar1 
Children  1. William Mitchell Shirar b. c 1952
  2. Paul G. Shirar b. c 1953
  3. Laura N. Shirar b. c 1957
  4. Byron Mitchell "Mitch" Shirar b. c 1959

Note*   Nancy is the daughter of Ruth and Byron Mitchell.1 
Married Name   Shirar1 
Marriage*   Principal=Paul Theodore Shirar1 
Birth* 11 June 1928  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA1 
Education* 1946  Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Cuyahoga Co., OH, Class of 19461 
Education 1950  Purdue University, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN, Class of 19501 
Death* 14 May 2011  Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL1 
Burial* 19 May 2011  Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA1 
News/Obit* 27 May 2011  NANCY MITCHELL SHIRAR

MAY 14, 2011

Nancy Mitchell Shirar, 82, of Fort Myers, Florida, passed away on May 14, 2011 in the presence of her family at the Shell Point Hope Hospice. She was born June 11, 1928, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Ruth and Byron Mitchell. She is predeceased by her husband, Paul Theodore Shirar, her sister, Ruth E Keel and her grandchild, Mitchell Petersen Shirar.

Nancy graduated from Lakewood High School in 1946 and then from Purdue University 1950. On February 4, 1950 in Lakewood, Ohio, she married Paul Theodore Shirar of Boston, Massachusetts. After raising her four children, Nancy became an entrepreneur starting up two successful retail stores in Grosse Pointe, the Pointe Pedlar and the Persnickety Pedlar. After her husband Paul passed away in 1986, Nancy became a peripatetic traveler, driving throughout the United States visiting her family and countless friends until her "Vanna" finally broke down after 100,000 miles outside Phoenix, Arizona. Nancy also saw much of the world visiting Japan, Europe, India, Africa and Brazil. She lived her last ten years at Shell Point Retirement Community making many new friends and having a wonderful time.

She is survived by her children William and Sabine Shirar of Sanibel, Florida,; Paul and Jody Shirar of Sumter, South Carolina, Laura and Kevin O'Connor of Grosse Pointe Woods, Mitch and Ingrid Shirar of Grosse Pointe City and her grandchildren, Gail, Ellen, Julia, P.T., Linda, Christopher, Gretchen, Ingrid and Liam.

Memorial services were held on May 19, 2011 in Fort Myers at the Shell Point Village Chapel and in Grosse Pointe Woods at St. Michaels Episcopal Church. Burial services are planned for June 16, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Homewood Cemetery.

Published in The News-Press (Fort Myers, FL), May 27, 2011
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