Myland, Shirl Sarbin
Shirl Sarbin Myland passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 with her husband and children at her bedside. Shirley Ann Sarbin was born on March 2, 1930 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Jack and Margaret Sarbin. Shirl graduated Valedictorian from Highland Manor Preparatory School, where she was editor of her high school year book. Shirl graduated from Ohio State University with many honors, was the editor of her college year book, the "Makio," and was elected to the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society. Shirl's passion was journalism and she served as President of the Phoenix Chapter of WIKI (Women in Communication). Shirl was active in both Beth Israel and Beth El Synagogues, and served as a Board member for both congregations as well. In the community her interests included The Jewish Federation, AIPAC, ADL, AJC, Hadassah, Technion, Ort, IFCJ (International Fellowship of Christians and Jews), St. Mary's Food Bank, and the North Phoenix Corporate Ministry. Shirl was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 58 years, Mel, son Steve, daughter Jackie Myland Seltzer and son-in-law Wayne Seltzer, grandsons Alan and Michael Seltzer, and sister Elaine Gilberg. The family requests that donations be made to the St. Mary's Food Bank, IFCJ (International Fellowship of Christians and Jews), or Beth El Congregation. Graveside services will be held Thursday, February 6th at 12:00 pm at Greenwood Memory Lawn, 2300 W. Van Buren St. in Phoenix. A bereavement meal follows at Beth El Synagogue, 1118 W. Glendale Rd, in Phoenix at 1:30 pm. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 6, 2014.