Shirley Alice Powers of Akron entered into rest November 22, 2020. She was born on December 2, 1936 in Niagara Falls, NY to Devillo and Mary Gray.
In 1958, she graduated from State University of NY Teachers College at Fredonia with a Bachelor of Science. After a 30+ year career teaching first grade at Allendale Elementary School, Shirley retired in 1995 and set out on numerous traveling adventures as a leader of the Hamburg Senior Citizens Travel Club. Not content to do local bus trips, Shirley took the group far and wide with trips to New York City, the Grand Canyon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, and many other locales.
Shirley was predeceased by her husband John Powers and her siblings Devillo Gray, Bruce Gray and Aileen Hogge. She is survived by her sons Steven Powers, David (Linda) Powers and daughter Alison (Joseph) Paluchak. Shirley was proud grandmother to David and Samantha Powers and JoAllie and Bryleigh Paluchak. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Due to the COVID restrictions future arrangements will be made at the convenience of the family.
ERIE COUNTY SHERIFF’S PATROL LOG FOR NEWSTEAD AND AKRON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/15/20 TO 11/21/20
11/15/20 Deputies and Police responded to Main St for a report of a disturbance. No charges were filed. First Aid responded to Randy Dr for a female with chest pains. A burglar alarm was activated on Utley Rd. It was set off by high winds.
One of the most important points in this statement is about the health system getting overloaded.
For example: Covid has overwhelmed the hospitals, so they now have to send people away. 1.) Your son gets in a bad car wreck and can’t get the care he needs to survive. 2.) Your Mom has a heart attack.. 3.) You have a kidney stone lodged in your ureter. 4.) Your kid is having a reaction to something… The virus may “only kill x% of people”, but it’s the preventable stuff people will end up dying/or just suffering for a long time from if the hospitals are full, and staff is overwhelmed.
These folks are BEGGING us to not mix with other households during the holiday, maybe we should show them how much we appreciate them by our actions. They have been sacrificing for us for months now, don’t you think it’s time we sacrifice for them? -JAP-