Shirley J. Anderson (1931 - 2015)

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Shirley J. Anderson, 83, a long-time Maple Street, Brockway resident (currently she had been making her home with her daughter, Cheryl, for the past five years) died Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Dec. 25, 1931, in Brockway, she was the daughter of the late John and Maxine Brownley Henry. On Oct. 18, 1952, she was married to Vernon L. Anderson. He preceded her in death Aug. 21, 2007.
She was a graduate of the Brockway/Snyder High School Class of 1949.
Retired, Shirley had served as the librarian at the Mengle Memorial Library in Brockway for 15 years.
She was a member at the Moorhead United Methodist Church where she served on many committees over the years.
Shirley also was a member of the United Methodist Women and the Brockway Historical Society.
She also served on Brockway's Man/Woman of the year committee.
Shirley enjoyed "life" with her many friends and family, going for rides, reading and getting ice cream. She was never one to miss out on a good time.
She is survived by four daughters: Cheryl (Vic) DeSantis of Brockway, Melanie (Butch) Martell of LeContes Mills, Lisa (Reggie) Hoover of Falls Creek, Linda (Don) Straub of Hollidaysburg; one son: Jason Gluckman of Brockway; seven grandchildren: Krista Sparacino, J.C. DeSantis, Sarah Ball, Caleb Ball, Nicole Young, Dan Hoover, David Hoover; seven great-grandchildren: Hali Ball, Jordan Ball, Jesica Ball, Olivia Sparacino, Avery Young and Annabella Young and Julian Sparacino.
In addition to her parents and her husband she was also preceded in death by a brother, Gary Gluckman.
Friends will be received from 10-11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21 at the Moorhead United Methodist Church in Brockway. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bob Trask officiating. Burial will follow in the Wildwood Cemetery. Immediately following the memorial service, a luncheon will be held in the church's social hall and everyone is welcome to attend.
Memorial donations may be made to the Moorhead U.M. Church, 335 Main St., Brockway, Pa. 15824.
The Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home in Brockway is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at
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Published in The Courier Express from Sept. 18 to Sept. 19, 2015