HERZ--Shirley, publicist and human dynamo at age 87. Her radiant smile will be missed by all. She is survived by Mandy (her canine companion), Herbert Boley, Jeanette Aschenbrand, cousins and friends too numerous to count. Private funeral to be held in Philadelphia; memorial tribute in New York to be announced. Donations may be made to Puppies Behind Bars, 263 West 38th St., New York, NY 10018.

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