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Shirley (Bloom) Brody passed away on Sunday Jan. 21 at age 96. Services were held Jan. 26 at Menorah Chapels and United Hebrew Cemetery in Staten Island, NY.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Alfred W Brody, grandson, Benjamin Brody, sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Tedde Rosenblum, and brother-in-law, Donald Brody.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, BettyAnn Brody Bucksbaum and Steven Bucksbaum of Glenview IL, Carolyn and Frank Schwarz of Pittsburgh, PA, daughter, Francie Brody of Pittsburgh, PA and son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Pam Brody of Weston, MA; seven grandchildren: Tim and Jennifer Schwarz, Matt Schwarz, Jennifer Brody, Zachary Brody, Noah Bucksbaum and Teddy Bucksbaum; great grandson, Owen Schwarz; brother-in-law, Victor Rosenblum and sister-in-law, Belle Brody.

She was born and raised in New York City and she lived her last 64 years in Omaha. She celebrated her 71st anniversary with her husband in 2014. She was very involved and generous with her entire extended family including many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She received a bachelor degree at Brooklyn College, NY in Economics and Statistics. When her children were young, she focused on being a mother and homemaker. After the youngest of her children reached high school, she earned her teaching certificate and master’s degree in Counseling at Creighton University in Omaha. She was the first female houseparent at Omaha Boys’ Town.

She and her husband loved bridge, tennis and exercise. She gave up playing tennis at 89. She was an avid photographer at all family gatherings.

Memorials may be made to any of her favorite organizations: Dundee School, Dundee Memorial Park, Jewish Community Center or Chabad House in Omaha or the organization of your choice.