Sheila M. Shor passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Atlanta at the age of 81.
Sheila was born July 27, 1935, and grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she became a lifelong Brooklyn Dodger fan. It was in New York where she met the love of her life, Mark. Sheila and Mark were married Feb. 12, 1955, and remained madly in love for 54 years, until Mark’s death on Sept. 28, 2009. The happy couple were fortunate to live in many parts of the United States, ultimately settling down in Albany, Ga., in 1964, where they lived and raised their family for the next 45 years.
Sheila and Mark raised their five children — Melissa, Alan, Denise, Scott and Rebecca — in Albany, where the family atmosphere was always fun and loving. Sheila was active in the Albany community, being a longtime member of the Northside School PTA and Temple B’nai Israel’s Sisterhood. Sheila was also a charter member of Albany’s first Women’s Lions Club. For many years, she was a teacher in the Dougherty County School System for children with special needs, and giving back to her community was in her blood. Sheila was tireless in her devotion to her family, taking the five children to the many sports and school activities they participated in, as well as supporting Mark in his business and civic endeavors. As with her husband, Sheila was a loving and wonderful wife, mother and grandmother, all passions in her life.
She is survived by her sons, Alan Shor and his wife, Ruthie, of Dallas, Texas, and Scott Shor of Albany; and her daughters, Melissa Shor of Norcross, Denise Greenberger and her husband, Robert, of Atlanta, and Rebecca Pedrero of Albany. Sheila is also survived by the loves of her life, her grandchildren: Zach Shor, Rachel Shor and Sarah Shor; Micah Greenberger and his wife, Lauren, Chelby Greenberger, and Marra Greenberger; Allison Harrell; Ian Pedrero; and Jessica Pedrero.
A graveside service was held Thursday, Jan. 26, at Riverside Cemetery in Albany. Rabbi Holly Cohn officiated. In memory of Sheila’s life, donations may be sent to the William Breman Jewish Home, 3150 Howell Mill Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327. You may sign the online guestbook and share your memories with the family by visiting Kimbrell-Stern’s website, www.kimbrellstern.com.