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Shirley Radlo

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Shirley Radlo, 89, passed away on February 11, 2012 at her home in Brookline, Massachusetts. Shirley was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Minnie (Rubenowitz) and Louis Radlo. She was a graduate of The Roxbury Memorial High School for Girls and Boston State College. Shirley had a long career with the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Most of her time was spent in Boston, but after World War II she worked briefly for the Bureau in Washington D.C. After retiring from the Bureau, Ms. Radlo worked at H & R Block during Tax season. Ms. Radlo was a decades long resident of Brookline and served as an elected Town Meeting Member for many terms. She was an active participant and enthusiastic supporter of the Brookline Senior Center and the Council On Aging. She was a member of Congregation Mishkan Tefila of Chestnut Hill. Ms. Radlo is survived by her brother Justin Radlo of Framingham, Massachusetts. Ms. Radlos eldest brother Carl was killed in action in Italy during Word War II. It was Shirleys tenacious research in the years following the war which allowed her brother Carls body to be properly identified and returned home for interment. Her sister Friedabelle Hurwitch passed in 1998; her bother Gilbert passed in 2000: her brother Milton passed in 2009: her sister Lucille Chernack passed in 2011. Ms. Radlo is also survived by ten nieces and nephews: Charles Radlo of Barre, Massachusetts, Dr. Carol Radlo of Sammamish, Washington, Kenneth Chernack of Natick, Massachusetts, Karen Chernack Tannenbaum of Greenville, South Carolina, Carl Hurwitch of Rochester, New York, Sandra Hurwitch of Brighton, Massachusetts, Michael Hurwitch of Novi, Michigan as well as Nadine Radlo, Allen Radlo and Ronald Radlo all of Massachusetts. Her niece Judith Chernack Smith pre-deceased her in 1999. Ms. Radlo is also survived by numerous grandnieces and grandnephews in whom she took great delight. Services were held on Tuesday, February 14 at the Levine Chapel in Brookline. Burial followed at the Independent Pride of Boston Cemetery in Woburn. Memorial contributions may be made in Shirleys name to the Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, Brookline, MA 02446 or the Boston Chapter of Hadassah, 200 Reservoir Street, Suite 103, Needham, MA 02494.

Published in The Brookline Tab from Feb. 14 to Feb. 21, 2012
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