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Shirley L. Birkenbine, 72

October 03, 2020

Shirley L. Birkenbine, 72, of Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Elmer E. and Joan C. Valentine Birkenbine. She had worked for over 30 years for the PCA Corporation as a material handler. She had also worked at the Roseville Tavern as a waitress, for Garvins, and Peoples Drug Store in Lancaster.

She was of the Catholic faith.

Shirley enjoyed going to the Ocean City, MD shore, enjoyed dining out, and especially loved her dogs.
She is survived by her siblings: William Birkenbine of Landisville, and Linda married to Gary Waters of Lancaster, and by her nieces and nephews: Joni married to Aaron O’Brien, Travis married to Heather Waters, Katie Birkenbine, and Jeffrey Byrd. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jeff Birkenbine.

A gathering to celebrate Shirley’s life will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Please make contributions in her memory to the Lancaster SPCA, 848 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

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October 13, 2020

 For many years I tried to locate Shirley and could never find her. We were very close in HS and years afterward but unfortunately lost touch long ago.  The last time I saw her was in 1973. As recently as the first week of this October I thought of her and tried again to find her, and even mentioned to a friend that I hadn’t been successful.  I gasped when I opened the Sunday paper obituaries to see her sweet face and smile looking back at me. How I wish we could have reconnected.  I have many fond memories of Shirley and I will never forget her.  I am very sad and so sorry for your loss.    Sandi Smith Bonenberger

October 13, 2020

To the Birkenbine family,
So sorry for your loss.  I worked with Shirley at the Roseville.  We always had so much fun together.  Shirley was a great waitress and I considered her a friend.  I know she will be missed by all.
Fran Lombardo Spangler

October 11, 2020

Dear Linda, Joni and families,So very sorry for your loss! Hope you are all doing well. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
Cindy Leed

October 11, 2020

Aunt Shirley you were a fabulous Aunt thanks for taking good care of us all and making sure I was okay going thru all my losses I know you are in heaven rocking my babies. You will NEVER be forgotten. Enjoy heaven with your mom and dad and pups I’m sure you are enjoying every minute of it ❤️
Heather Waters

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