Shirley Falkner

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CazCares, 101 Nelson St., Cazenovia, NY 13035 or CASA, P.O. Box 273, Cazenovia, NY 13035

Obituary of Shirley K. Falkner

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Shirley was born May 25, 1928 in Buffalo NY. She began playing piano at the age of 5 and graduated from Kenmore High School in 1946. Her 55 year love affair & marriage to Chuck, began with a 90 day courtship in Buffalo. She was a dedicated and loving wife, homemaker and mother to 4 children. They split their time between Ridgewood, NJ and Lake George, NY enjoying boating, camping, water skiing, golfing, snow skiing and great times with their many friends. Some of their favorite destinations were the Colorado mountains, British Virgin Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Alaska and Europe. Shirley was an accomplished Pianist and enjoyed playing for as many who would listen. She was very active in the Cazenovia community and over her 14 years here, she was involved in her CASA group and trips, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia, Chair Yoga, Friendship Inn, Bowling, Friday Scrabble, Red Hat Society gatherings and her “Golden Girls” card games and dinner parties. Her legacy of love includes her children, Laura Louise Brown (predeceased) and Ken Brown of Chagrin Falls, OH and their children Justin (Vanessa) and Kevin (Melissa); Claudia Marie Falkner of Wilmington NC, Norman Charles (Cindi) Falkner of Richmond, VA, his children Matthew (Cecilia) and Stefanie (Michelle), and Paula J “PJ” (Dave) Sparks of Cazenovia, her son Jamison Duffy; and by one great grandson, Colin Falkner. She was predeceased by her husband Charles Edward Falkner and her two brothers Lawrence Albert Kimble and Claude Franklin Kimble, Jr. Due to the current social distancing restrictions a private service for the family has already been held. Inurnment at Saratoga National Cemetery and a celebration of her life will be scheduled late this Summer, pending social distancing restrictions are lifted. To leave a message of remembrance for the family, in lieu of proper services, please visit: As an expression of sympathy donations may be sent to CazCares, 101 Nelson St., Cazenovia, NY 13035 or CASA, P.O. Box 273, Cazenovia, NY 13035 in memory of Shirley. Michael E. Brown Funeral Services has care of arrangements.
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