• "A lovely and wonderful lady."
    - John Odea
    - Valenda Newell
  • "Shirley was a remarkable person and a devoted friend. I..."
    - Carolee Shepard
  • "Shirely and my mother grew up together in the Tioga..."
    - Jim and Donna McGee
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HERZ--Shirley. You were my family. You were there for me every step of the way as I was building my theatrical career. You stepped up to the plate so many times for me. And as the four decades followed, we became a team that watched over each other. I will always remember and admire your passion for the theatre, your unselfish love, your amazing loyalty and your integrity. You showed me how to follow through on what was right and never to compromise our standards, no matter what. You were one of the most honorable people I ever had the great fortune of knowing. You will always be alive in my heart and those who knew you will continue to follow your bright star that always watched over us. You gave new meaning to The Best of Times, and were they ever! Jon Wilner

Published in The New York Times on Aug. 13, 2013
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