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1937 Shirley 2021

Shirley Schindler

December 5, 1937 — October 25, 2021

YOUNGSTOWN-Shirley Schindler, 83, passed away peacefully Monday morning at her daughter's home with her loving family by her side.

She was born December 5 th , 1937 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Roger and Bertha (Price) Walsh.

Prior to starting a family she worked at Ohio Bell as an operator. She then worked at Mr. Paul's Bakery and was an Avon Rep for many years. Shirley's passions in life included singing and her love for her family which included her 8 children, 15 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

She loved singing and was a member of the Youngstown Symphony, Sweet Adeline's &; barbershop quartets which included her dear friends and her sister, Noreen. She was also a choir member for most of her life at St. Patrick's and St. Christine's of Youngstown for which she is a current member of the parish.

She married her loving husband, Robert Schindler, on September 7, 1957, who passed away on October 20, 2003.

Shirley is survived by her children; Gary Schindler (Fiance' Dawn Walker Fantone) of Canfield, Karen (Charley) Humphries of Youngstown, twin daughters, Judy Hall of League City, TX and Jill (Tim) Bissell of Miami, FL, Daniel Schindler (Fiance' Kim Franklin) of Boardman, Kathleen (Anthony) Roncone of Columbiana, Terri Schindler of North Royalton, and Colleen Schindler of Austintown. Her sister, Noreen Mazon of Boardman, her brother Jack Walsh and her sister-in-law Marge Schindler, both of Youngstown.

She was preceded in death by her sisters; Carole Treese and Joanne Haaheim, brothers Robert and James Walsh, sister-in-laws Marian Walsh and Dorothy Polas and brother-in-laws Joe Schindler, Pete Polas and Larry Mazon.

Family and friends may call Thursday from 5pm-7pm at Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home in Austintown.

A mass of Christian burial will be held Friday at 11am at St. Christine Church in Cornersburg. The family requests that everyone in attendance please wear a mask.

Shirley's family would like to thank All Caring Hospice for their wonderful care, especially Jean Ohlin.

In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Northern Ohio Chapter, 425 Literary Rd., Suite 100 Cleveland, OH 44113
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Calling Hours

Thursday, October 28, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel

4303 Mahoning Ave, Youngstown, OH 44515

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, October 29, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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