The Life of Dolores Shirey

DELORES J. SHIREY GIRARD – Delores J. Shirey passed away on Wednesday at ValleyCare Northside Medical Center in Youngstown. Delores was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Madison Township, Pa., the daughter of Clarence S. and Helen C. (Mahood) Snyder. Delores retired from Packard Electric, and dedicated herself to being a full-time homemaker. As a homemaker, she took care of her family, including spoiling her grandchildren.

Delores was an excellent seamstress and would spend her free time sewing. She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Greg (Sherry Hugo) Shirey of Niles and Toni (James) Davanzo; her sisters, Patricia (John) Hanna of Niles, Audrey (Art) Gill of South Carolina, Ginger (Don) Ealy of Volant, Pa., and Cheri (Dana) Caldwell of Sharpsville, Pa.; her brother, Gary (Cindy) Snyder of Kentucky; her four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lewallyn E. Shirey, whom she married Aug. 12, 1954, and who died Feb. 6, 2011; and her siblings, Donna Risch and Donnie Snyder. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home in Girard. The family will receive relatives and friends from 3 p.m. until the time of service. Delores will be laid to rest at Green Haven Cemetery. Visit to view this obituary and to send any condolences to the family

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