Shirley (Bloom) Brody
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Shirley (Bloom) Brody

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BRODY: Shirley (Bloom) Brody, 96 passed away on Sunday January 21, 2018. She was the loving mother of BettyAnn Brody Bucksbaum (Steven) of Glenview Ill., Carolyn Schwarz (Frank) of Pittsburgh, Francie Brody of Pittsburgh and Robert Brody (Pam) of Weston, Mass. She adored her 7 grandchildren, Tim Schwarz (Jennifer), Matt Schwarz, Benjamin Brody (deceased), Jennifer Brody, Zachary Brody, Noah Bucksbaum and Teddy Bucksbaum and great-grandson, Owen Schwarz. She was the loving wife of Dr. Alfred W Brody (deceased 2015,) loving sister of Thelma (Tedde) Rosenblum (deceased) and loving sister-in-law of Victor Rosenblum, Donald Brody (deceased) and Belle Brody. Born and raised in New York City, 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’s degree at Brooklyn College in New York 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. Funeral and burial will be at Menorah Chapels and United Hebrew Cemetery in Staten Island, N.Y. on Friday, January 26, 2018. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one of her favorite charities, which were Dundee School, Dundee Memorial Park, Jewish Community Center or Chabad House in Omaha or a charity of your choice.

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