Teresa Cervi Shinaver

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Teresa Cervi Shinaver, 58, and James "Buz" Shinaver, 70, of Port Orange, Florida passed away tragically on October 27, 2013. Teresa was born to Antonio and Anna Cervi in Montevideo Uruguay. She graduated from East Detroit High School in 1974. She married James "Buz" Shinaver in 1986. They lived together in Port Orange. By profession, Teresa was a merchandiser, but more importantly, Teresa was a loving, loyal, and selfless wife, stepmother and grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and great aunt. Teresa was a kind and generous soul, and she made the world a better place. She was inseparable from her family and words cannot describe how much she will be missed; we didn't deserve to have her but we are so grateful that we did. Her contagious laugh warmed everyone's heart. She loved to go to the movies with her sisters who say: te queremos mucho nuestra querida hermana. Her big, Italian family will never be the same without her, and she leaves her precious memories to be cherished by her: devoted sisters, Beatriz Alastra and her husband Tony, Marina Cervi, Grace Valley and her husband Randy, and brother Ben Cervi; stepdaughters: Sandra Morford, her husband Ralph, and their son, Ryan and Terri Kayed and Simon; adoring nephews and nieces: Jackie Sullivan and her husband Zach, Anna Jones and her husband Matt, Mario Cervi, Antonio Valley, and Christian Valley; and by her littlest prized possessions: great niece and nephew, Ilaria and Anthony. Buz was born in Ferndale, Michigan, the second of three children of George and Margaret (Horn) Shinaver. The family was living in Detroit until 1945 when he was almost 2... then they moved to Southfield, Michigan. His nickname began when he was a toddler and his grandfather would tickle him by saying.."Here comes a buzzer bee from Grandpa's barn... and he's going to sting Jimmy right under his arm", and Buz would dissolve in giggles and say "more, more". At first everyone called him Buzzer, and eventually it was shortened to Buz. His Grandma Horn was the only person who called him Jimmy until she died. When Buz was 10, his father started him out as an entrepreneur, by buying him a flock of chicks, which started Buz out as an egg salesman when the chicks grew into hens and began laying. Buz started school at Brace Victory School in Southfield. In 1953, when he was 9-1/2 years old, they moved to Livonia, Michigan. He attended Pierson School and Frost Junior High School. In the 9th grade Buz went off to Gordon Military College, a boarding school in Barnesville, Georgia, where he earned many awards in competitive military marksmanship. He graduated from Gordon in 1962. Buz, even as a young boy, loved hunting, fishing, trapping and camping. He made lots of boyhood friends who remained in touch with him until his death. Right out of high school he began working at Ford Motor Co. in Metuchen, New Jersey. He later came back to Livonia where he worked at several small companies over the years, one of which produced foam rubber for auto seats. In the late1960's, Buz moved to West Branch, Michigan, where he owned and operated a Marathon service station. In 1971 he purchased an independent service station, The Big D, in Whittemore, Michigan, and he built a new home there shortly thereafter. He later worked for many years as an auto dealership service advisor where he garnered fierce loyalty and trust from his customers.
He married his first wife, Jeri Young, on September 26, 1964. Two daughters were born to this union, Terri and Sandra, which ended in divorce. Buz married second wife, Teresa Cervi, on May 17, 1986. They have a wonderful life together rich in love and happiness. He is predeceased by his father, George Shinaver. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Shinaver, sisters, Susan Lutz and Dee Miller, daughter, Terri Kayed (Simon), Sandra Morford (Ralph) and a grandson, Ryan Morford, with whom he instilled his love of fishing." A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00AM Saturday November 2, 2013 at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, 4675 S. Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, FL. Visitation will be held Saturday from 1:30PM until 3:30PM at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 4815 Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made on http://www.youcaring.com/teresabuz Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.volusiamemorialfuneral.com.


Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Oct. 31, 2013
Teresa Shinaver
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