October 31, 2008
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 11/3/2008 14:00:00
25 W Perry St Willard OH 44890 11/4/2008 11:00:00
Gerald A. Shirey, age 77, of Willard, passed away at his home on Friday, October 31, 2008. He was born October 1, 1931 in Willard, Ohio to the late George A. and Lena (Echelbarger) Shirey. He was a 1949 graduate of New Haven High School. He was a proud Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He was retired from CSX Railroad after 38 years of service. He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Willard, where he was a Eucharistic Minister. He was a Past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Willard and Past President of the Lions Club in North Fairfield.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret (Wingert) Shirey, who he married June 13, 1956 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marshfield, Wisconsin; three sons, Don Shirey of Willard, Paul Shirey of Middleburg, Virginia and Tom (Gladys) Shirey of Spokane, Washington; two daughters, Chris (Jeff) Belmont of Huron and Beth (Rob) Cavello of Willard; nine grandchildren, Jake Shirey, Aubrey, Allyson and Andrew Belmont, Holly and Lawrence Cavello, Tricia, Dylan and Ian Shirey; two sisters, Susan (Ray) Black of Nova, Ohio and Joyce (Lewis) Deluery of Inglis, Florida and one brother, Larry (Sharon) Shirey of Upper Sandusky.
He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Lena Shirey, one grandson, one granddaughter and three brothers, Ronald, David, Don Dean Shirey.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Monday, November 3, 2008 from 2-4 PM and 6-8PM, with prayers at 7:45PM. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Willard at 11 AM with Rev. Stanley S. Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice of Sandusky or St. Francis School. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time. Just remember that your friends are here for you and your family.
Tom & Family,
So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
WHS Class of 1984
So sorry to hear about your Dad. Please know that you’re all in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron, Kelly & Karrigan Hicks
Lee & Kristen Jester
Margaret, Beth and family…Was so very sorry to hear of Gerald passing. Know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May OUR DEAR LORD give you comfort during your sorrow and grief. Dad and I were planning to come to the funeral home and funeral mass, but dad ended up having emergency surgery last night and he came through it and with God’s help he will be coming home soon. God’s blessings to you and your family. Ray Funk, Mary and Darwin Weatherbie
Beth & Family-sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. You are in our thoughts and prayers
Troy Predieri, Sebastian, Florida
Dear Margaret and family, Please accept the condolences of myself and Dennis, as well as my parents, Herb and Hazel Lewellen. May God wrap his arms around you and give you peace. Know that your beloved is with Jesus now. May he rest in peace. God Bless you.
Cynthia and Dennis Hazel and Herb
Chris and Family
You have my sympathy in your loss. May God wrap you in his arms and give you comfort at this difficult time. You are in my prayers
Beth, Rob and family, I was so sorry to hear of your dad passing. My God be with you all during this very sad time. I have fond memories of your dad. He was a very kind man. May you find peace in knowing he is not suffering anymore. His memories will be your confort at this time and stay with you forever.
We are sorry to hear of the loss of Gerald. May you find comfort in God during this difficult time.
We will indeed miss Gerald. Lynne & I had the privilege of growing up next door to you folks. Gerald was an example of a firm, hard-working provider, devoted & loving husband and all around great dad. He always took time to stop what he was doing and include us in the family activities; even horsing around. We always felt welcome at your house; still do. His memory will live on in our hearts.
Stan & Carmella Taylor
i wanted to tell you how sorry i am for your loss.He will be missed
Margaret and the Family: We send our deepest sympathy to you at this time of great loss. May you find comfort in memories of the years with Gerald.
Margaret, Beth and Family,
Dillon and I are very sorry to hear about Gerald. He will be greatly missed. May you find comfort in knowing that he is in a place free from pain and suffering. Stay strong and know that his passing is not good bye, but I will see you later. If their is anything that we can do for you please let us know. I am very sorry that I cannot be their to help your family through this difficult time.
Dillon and Joanie Rands
I am sending my condolences out to the family of Mr Shirey, i am a cousin to Darla and David Jr Shirey. May god be with you and your family and know that he is no longer suffering and he is an angel looking down on us all. Keep the memories in your heart alive forever! God bless you all Tracey Hatton-Strong