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SHIR, Sumner L. Age 88, of Waban, on Friday, June 14, 2013. For 61 years, beloved husband of Ruth (Kantor) Shir. Loving father of Josiah Shir, Daniel Shir & his wife Miriam & Esther Briskin & her husband Jeff. Cherished grandfather of Jeremy, Allison, Joseph, Ben & Eli. Dear brother of Philip Shir & his wife Hope. Graduate of Brookline High School and Harvard University, Class of 1945. Until retirement, Sumner was a principal of Benjamin Shir, Inc. He was past board president of the Boston Guild for the Hard of Hearing. With his wife Ruth, they founded Community Housing for Adult Independence (CHAI). Former board member of Common Cause of Massachusetts. Sumner was a dedicated volunteer for many organizations including the Hebrew College Library, Newton Traveling Meals, and teaching English as a second language at JCHE. A longtime member of Temple Emanuel, Newton. Services will be at Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard St., BROOKLINE, on Sunday, June 16th at 11:00am. Burial at Lindwood Memorial Park, Randolph.? Following? burial, memorial observance will be at his residence until 5:00pm, resuming 7-9pm, continuing Monday through Thursday 2-4pm & 7-9 pm. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to CHAI, c/o Jewish Family and Children's Service, 1430 Main St., Waltham, MA 02451. Levine Chapels, Brookline 617-277-8300 www.levinechapel.com
Published in The Boston Globe from June 15 to June 16, 2013
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