Shirley Jordan
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JORDAN, SHIRLEY CRANWILL, 76, passed away at home on March 30, 2011. Shirley was born on April 11, 1934 in Pennsylvania but moved as a young child to Flint, Michigan, where she grew up on the campus of the Michigan School for the Deaf, moving to Bloomfield and then Montclair, NJ as a young teen. She graduated from Dickinson College and earned a master's degree from Columbia University's Teachers College. A talented professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Gallaudet University, she retired in 1989. For the past twenty-three years she resided in West River, Maryland, volunteering for Hospice of the Chesapeake and Rude Ranch Animal Rescue. Shirley was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerald M. (JJ) Jordan in 2008. Shirley loved cats, books, opera, good wine, good food and good friends–not necessarily in that order. She was an incredible friend to many and was loved greatly by everyone who knew her. Service private.


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Published in The Capital on Apr. 3, 2011.
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April 18, 2011
in loving memory of a wonderful person. Ron and I will always remember you for your special personilities like caring, kindness and friendiness. We thank Linda and I king Jordan for taking good care of you..
God Bless you ... Agnes Sutcliffe
Agnes Sutclife
April 8, 2011
I feel very privileged having known Shirley as a teacher and ultimately a personal friend. I have always admired her special qualities-caring, nurturing and kindness. I shall miss her terribly!
Donalda Ammons
April 7, 2011
Shirley was a dear friend and part of our family. We will miss her greatly.
David Fernandes
April 6, 2011
SHIRLEY WAS MY COLLEGE ROOMATE FOR THREE YEARS AT DICKINSON COLLEGE IN PA.
SHE WAS VEY SPECIAL AND I WILL ALWAYS TREASURE FOND MEMORIES AND HER LOVING WAYS. CARY WYCKOFF, TRUMBULL, CT.
CARY WYCKOFF
April 6, 2011
Shirley was my Audiology teacher my Freshman or Sophomore year at Gallaudet, back in the late '60s. She was a lovely person, great smile, friendly, kind, caring...
MAP
April 3, 2011
Shirley was a true friend. When I first moved moved to Maryland, she and J.J. were the first people to host us. I lived with them briefly before moving to Scranton and enjoyed every moment. She was a fantastic cook and the best hostess I have ever known.

Shirley you are missed
Marilyn Galloway
April 3, 2011
I remember when I was moving from Bowie she came over and spent the whole day helping me pack up allll my glassware! Wonderful person...
skip williams
April 2, 2011
Such a warm and loving soul. And the best Lemon Bars ever! Shirley loved with her whole heart. She is a lesson in 'how to be' for all of us. I am so lucky to have had her in my life. My whole family is.
Heidi Jordan
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