Meadville Tribune

September 7, 2013

Shirley (Sam) May McCurdy

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Shirley (Sam) May McCurdy, 73, of Meadville, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at her residence.

She was born June 26, 1940, in Greenville, a daughter of Clair W. McCurdy and Frances M. Fenton McCurdy.

She was a graduate of Conneaut Lake High School.

Shirley was a school bus driver for Conneaut School District for 12 years before she moved to Florida and worked in a cabinet shop as a cabinet maker for 30 years.

She was of the Presbyterian faith and played the music for her church from 1956 to 1969.

Shirley was a wonderful mother, sister, grandmother and aunt. She lived for her family and her dogs. Before moving back to Meadville she lived with her daughter, Janet, and her companion, Kenny, and her grandson, Allen, whom she adored.

Shirley is survived by three daughters, Janet Schroyer and her companion, Kenny Layne, of Wimauma, Fla., Cindy Beardsley and her husband, Robert, of Palmetto, Fla., and Linda Johnson of Texas; a son, Charles W. Sorber Jr. of Texas; nine grandchildren, Samantha Barnsdale of Florida, Matthew Albritton of Texas, Allen Albritton of Florida, Brian Stovall of Florida, Jeremy Lackey of Florida, Amy Lackey of Florida, Raymond Ayscue of Florida, Michael Ayscue of Florida, and James Ayscue of Texas; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Audrey Albaugh and her husband, Richard, of Meadville; a sister-in-law, Barbara J. McCurdy of Jamestown; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Larry J. McCurdy and Lanny F. McCurdy Sr.; and a granddaughter, Brenda Gay Stovall.

Calling hour will be Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.

A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Father Matthew Kujawinski of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church officiating.

Burial will be private in Rocky Glen Cemetery, Adamsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Please take a moment to share a memory, condolence, or to order flowers for the family on Shirley’s Book of Memories online at