Shirley G. (Gallup) Glass

Died: Mon., Oct. 28, 2019

Memorial Service

Mon., Jan. 13, 2020
Location: Miami, Florida

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ALISO VIEJO, CA ~ Shirley A. Gallup Glass, 82, entered into eternal life on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. Born in Albany, NY, she was the daughter of the late Robert Gallup and Lillian Bauer Gallup and was a 1954 graduate of Vincentian Institute in Albany, NY. She started her working career at the New York Telephone Company in Albany and was later transferred to Syracuse, NY, where she married and raised a family.


Shirley loved to travel the world and during her life saw much of it. When not traveling, she would enjoy her afternoons with a “Mocha with whip” at Starbucks. She was active in many social and service organizations, including as a member and past President Professional Secretaries International on both the state and local levels in New York and Miami, The La Jolla Republican Woman’s Federation, Docent at the Darlington House for the La Jolla Social Service League, and as a volunteer at Jackson Memorial and South Miami Hospital.


A competitive pairs dance roller-skater, Shirley was a State of Florida silver medalist, and loved ballroom dancing. She owned three businesses, was a poet and author, and wrote and directed a musical play which was performed in three different cities to raise money for charities.


Shirley was the beloved mother of Sally H. Arcuri (Thomas) Rome NY, Keith B. Sobol (Barbara Gold) Granby, Co., Michele A. Sobol (George Dawson), Aliso Viejo, CA and Holly M. Lewis (James) Miami, Fl.  She was the grandmother of 10 children and great-grandmother of 7.  She is also survived by her sister and best friend Jean R. Kinnicutt of Menands, NY, and several nieces and nephews.


She was predeceased by a grandson Stephan Granacki, her brother-in-law Clement Kinnicutt and a nephew Michael Kinnicutt.


A memorial service and scattering of ashes will be in Miami, Florida on Monday, January 13, 2020. All are welcome to attend. Those wishing to remember Shirley and her family in a special way may send contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or a charity of one’s choice.


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Doug & Laura Tardugno
   Posted Sun November 10, 2019
Doug & I were so saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Tamera, Lucas and Matthew Larson
   Posted Mon November 11, 2019
I have no idea what you must be going through in losing what I think is one of the most important compasses in your life. I know your mom was that to you and with this loss comes so many layers of heartache. Please know my heart is open to giving you anything you might need during this time of incredible loss.She will be greatly missed. We send you our thoughts and prayers.

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