Shirley A. Black, 68 of Erie, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at her home surrounded by family. She was born October 3, 1951 in Erie, the only daughter of Michael Bayus and Anne Harayda.
Shirley graduated from Rice Avenue Union High School, class of 1969. Following high school she was employed by Girard Model Works and Brown Brothers Grocery Store. She retired from the Tri-County Intermediate Unit after 19 years of service as an aide helping special needs children, whom she considered her own. She was a member of the American Legion Post #494 Auxiliary in Girard.
Shirley was a dedicated wife, mother, loving grandmother and would take every opportunity she had to speak about them. She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” Black whom she was married to for 47 years; Her sons, Chad Black (Julie) of Warren, PA and Travis Black (Jaimee) of Waterford, PA; and three wonderful grandchildren, Brady, Tanner, and Harper Black.
A celebration of life will be held by the family at the American Legion Post #494 in Girard on Saturday, February 8th from 12 - 3 pm. Memorials may be made to the Hamot Health Foundation c/o the Hillman Fund, 302 French Street, Erie, PA 16507. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Edder Funeral Home, Inc. To send condolences, visit edderfuneralhome.com.
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