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Shirley Cane “Sugar” Birdsall


1923 – 2013 - | Obituary Condolences
Shirley Cane “Sugar” Birdsall Obituary
Sugar Birdsall, 90, a long time La Jolla resident, passed away on August 21, 2013, after a fall a year ago. She was born on January 17, 1923, in New York City to George and Bertha Cane. She attended school in New York.
She was a very successful real estate broker and Vice President with Douglas Elliman in Manhattan representing the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Calvin Klein, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand in the purchase and sale of their apartments. In the 1980's she started a company to make Arizona Champagne Mustard Sauce.
Sugar loved life with her two dogs, playing duplicate bridge, entertaining and traveling. She outlived all but one of her six husbands.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Sperber of Chico, CA; son, Thomas Weisser of Baltimore, MD; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Sugar's memory to the National Institute on Aging, Alzeimer's Disease Research, Budget Officer, Financial Management Branch, Building 31, Room 2C-06, 31 Center Drive, MSC 2292, Bethesda, MD 20892-2540.
Published in La Jolla Light on Aug. 29, 2013
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