Shirley Neal Scharpf
SALISBURY —Shirley Neal Scharpf, 81, of Salisbury died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. Shirley was born May 8, 1931, in Cambridge to the late Raymond and Maude Kinnamon Neal. She moved to Salisbury in 1995.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Neal, and her husband, Robert R. Scharpf, who passed away in May 1999. Shirley and Bob both had a passion for animals and had many during their marriage. They were also both actively involved in politics.
She is survived by two brothers, Warren D. Neal of South Carolina and Charles R. Neal of Wyoming. Shirley also leaves a very special neice, Kathleen Neal Paneitz, who was there every day for her aunt, getting Meals On Wheels, registering her at the
for rides, talking with her medical personnel, making many arrangements for her. She was in touch with her Aunt Shirley every day. She also leaves her very special friends, Doug and Karen Nolan, good friends, Pat B., Margie B. and Frances A., all of Salisbury who offered help, support and prayers, and her loving companion, Lily, her 15-year-old beautiful white cat who was constantly by her side; longtime friends Mary W. and Amanda H., both of Cambridge.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Wicomico Memorial Park at 721 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wicomico County Humane Society, 5130 Citation Drive, Salisbury, Md. 21804; Meals on Wheels, Development Department, 203 S. Union St., Alexandria, Va. 22314; or Dorchester County Humane Society, 4930 Bucktown Road, Cambridge, Md. 21613.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home PA at 501 Snow Hill Road in Salisbury.