Belle Shriro
Born 1917 in Syracuse, NY
Died 9/25/2009 in Swampscott, MA

September 5, 2009 Belle Shriro, 92, wife of the late Irving Shriro and beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, and the friend of many, died Saturday, September 5, in Swampscott, Massachusetts, after a brief illness. A native of Syracuse, she had lived in a nursing home after suffering a major stroke in 2003. Belles working career included 15 years as a secretary at the Syracuse Board of Education, but her true vocation was working tirelessly for Zionist organizations. She was an active member of NaAmat (formerly Pioneer Women) for most of her life. She was also involved in getting recognition for the site in Oswego, New York, now called Safe Haven, where 982 refugees from World War II were allowed to live. Belle was a habitual volunteer and was always willing to lend a hand where needed. Belle was known for her outgoing and kind nature, her love of family, friends and socializing, her sense of humor and her endless energy. And she was a woman of many interests and hobbies. She was an expert knitter and loved to play mah-jongg. Belle was always reading a book and was actively engaged in everything she read. She loved gardening and had a great love for Yiddish. Belle picked quarts of strawberries every summer and bottled many jars of jam. Though she suffered from increasing memory problems after her stroke, she was always kind to staff at the nursing home and thankful for their help. They loved her in return. Belle loved her family most of all. Survived by her son, Samuel (Lynn) Shriro and their children, Danielle and Joseph Cohen, and Matthew and Andrew Shriro; son, Michael (Aldegloria Eziquiel) Shriro and their children, Jonathan, Rebecca and Natasha Eziquiel Shriro; Leah (Ben Hughes) Shriro and their daughter, Isabel Hughes; and son-in-law Daniel Tullin and his son, Jonathan. She was predeceased by her daughter, Jeanne; two sisters; and a brother. She also leaves cousins and their children, and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at Sisskind Funeral Chapel, 3175 E. Genesee Street. Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Beth El Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the home of Mark Shriro Sunday evening. Sisskind Funeral Service LLC 3175 E. Genesee St. 446-4848 Please sign the guestbook at
Published Syracuse Post Standard on Sept. 6, 2009
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