Shirley A. Glavin

shirley glavin
Shirley Anne Warntjes Glavin entered into eternal rest on June 18, 2016. She passed away peacefully in her home in Fremont, with her family by her side. She was a woman with a kind and pure heart who always tried to remind others of the simplest, easiest rule in life, that if you can't say something nice, it is better to not say anything at all. Coincidentally, she was also known to be a much quieter individual than most. She loved soap operas, gardening, cooking shows, and reading the newspaper. Additionally, she really enjoyed the strategic game of solitaire and would play the game for hours, whether she won or not. She grew up in Hayward, CA. Shirley met the love of her life, Martin, in July of 1955, and they married quickly afterward. Together, they started their life and built their family. She will always be remembered as being extremely proud of her family. Shirley is survived by four children, Cindy (and Steve Dicherico of Tracy, Ca,) Ann (and Mario Lyman of Fremont, Ca,) Jim (and Levy Glavin of Castro Valley) and Davona (and Phil Ortega of Fremont, Ca.) She leaves behind 11 grandchildren, and three great-grandsons. She was also very excitedly awaiting the upcoming arrival of yet another great grandson, due in August, and is also survived by nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved as her own. She is now reunited with her love, Martin, and is also preceded in death by her father, James Warntjes, mother Lucinda Gordon, sister Sharon, Sister Donna, and brother James. There will be a viewing on Thursday, June 23rd, at Berge-Pappas-Smith Chapel of the Angels Mortuary, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 24th, at Holy Spirit Church. Following the mass, Shirley will be taken to her final resting place at Holy Sepulchre Cemetary in Hayward, CA.

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  1. Words can not express my sorrow to hear of the passing of Shirley.

    She will always be remembered as such a wonderful and precious little lady.
    Someone like Shirley will never be forgotten and I will always cherish the memories I have of her.

    I am sure we have another “Angel” in heaven to look down on us all. May she now rest in peace……

  2. From our family to yours, we are so sorry for your loss. Your Grandma was a very sweet & caring woman. I know you all loved her & admired her. She will forever be your guardian angel now. I hope you all find some peace in knowing she’ll always be with you in spirit. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

  3. Our love and prayers for all of your family. Shirley was a dear friend whom we will miss terribly. She was so proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grandsons. I’m very sure she is so happy now, in the arms of her beloved husband, Marty.

  4. So Sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a sweet lady. She always had a kind word and smile for me whenever I saw her. I know you will all miss her terribly. Keeping you all in my thoughts at this most difficult time.

  5. Your mom was a lovely woman and was so kind to my mother and family when we lived in your neighborhood. I know you all will miss her greatly. May the love she gave you all continue to reflect in how you love one another and that you find comfort in that. May her beautiful spirit live on in the stories you share with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as stories of your wonderful dad; for that is where your story begins, with the love of Marty and Shirley. <3

  6. I’m am so sorry for your loss. It’s so hard to go through this. I pray for peace for each of you. Though I never met your mom I felt like I knew her through Cindy. We worked together and shared many stories of our moms.

    Cindy said she was a remarkable women. Never to be forgotten.

  7. Prayers for all of your family. I grew up in the neighborhood and went to school with her grandchild, Davona. Though I didn’t know her well, I always remember Mrs. Glavin as such a sweet lady who very much enjoyed being with her family. I am happy to hear that she has been reunited with loved ones and is at peace in her new home with the Lord.

  8. Thats my Aunt!! I will certainly miss her. The happiness is she is now with Marty and quite a few others she will be welcomed into their arms. Love ya, Phil and Jill

  9. Cindy, my heart breaks for you & your family. You’re in my thoughts & prayers. The world changes when your Mom gets her wings. My mom got hers 10 years ago. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. She must have been an amazing woman. I know she was a very blessed lady… she had you as her daughter. Sending my Love, Sweet Friend.

  10. Cindy,we are so sorry to hear about your mom. Our prayers and our nightly candle will be hiring for the next week in respect to you and your whole family. Love Denise and eddie

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