Shirley Gabaeff passed away at Pomerado Hospital while recovering from hip surgery on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
Shirley and her husband, Daniel, moved from Long Island, New York, to San Diego in 1972 where she worked at Poway Unified School District as a teacher's aide in the ROP program. After her retirement, she spent her time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, most of whom reside in San Diego. Shirley volunteered at Temple Adat Shalom for many years and enjoyed participating in the Senior Activity Program provided by Jewish Family Services. She was also a "regular" at the Tuesday bingo game at the Poway Senior Center and on Fridays at the Rancho Bernardo Senior Center where she will be greatly missed.
Shirley is survived by her daughters, Susan Zanca-Burwin (Jay) and Randy Savarese; grandchildren, Cara (Danny) Lewis, David Savarese, Lauren Sautkulis, Joanna (Brian) Levine, Michael Zanca, and Alyssa Zanca.
A private funeral service was held on December 13, 2012, at Home of Peace Cemetery, San Diego.
Arrangements by Am Israel Mortuary.