Shirley Lyon Zionts
February 9, 2022

Funeral Information

February 11 2022 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

SHIRLEY LYON ZIONTS: On Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Beloved wife of 64 years to the late Albert J. Zionts. Beloved mother of Gail (Micha) Raz, Harry (Laurie) Zionts, and the late Leon (Nancy) Zionts. Sister of the late Grace (late Jim) Lenk and Mimi (Jack) Halpern. Devoted grandmother to Ariel (Elana) Raz, Hadar (Yossi) Bahir, Ilan (Tuli) Raz, Yuval (Adi) Raz, David (Aviella) Zionts, Shana Zionts, Kayla Zionts (Andrew Rubin), Allison Zionts (James Curtis) and Danielle Zionts (Rachel Parker). Great-grandmother of Omri, Shachar, Keren, Tamar, Barak, Gal, Itamar, Zohar, Doron, Yael, Aliya, Naya and Noah. Also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews. Shirley, a teacher and librarian, spent her career at Community Day School, while also serving as Chairman of the Board of Monarch Oil Company, where her husband, Albert, was President and co-owner. She was also a past President of the Pittsburgh chapter of Hadassah. An avid traveler, Shirley and Albert enjoyed many trips to Israel and other places around the globe. Shirley was a devoted and active mother and grandmother. She loved being involved in the lives of her family. A supporter of the arts, she loved the theater and watching her late son, Leon perform. Shirley was a spirited and loving presence in the lives of all who knew her and she will be deeply missed. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue., Shadyside on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 11 AM. No prior visitation. Contributions may be made to Community Day School, 6424 Forward Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, Beth Shalom Congregation, 5915 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 and Front Porch Theatricals, 112 Sewickley Ridge Circle, PA 15143.


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To: Harry, Laurie, Nancy, and families. I am shocked and saddened to learn about the loss of your beloved Shirley. It seems that I have known her forever. From our younger days when Harry and I were in Hebrew School together in Wheeling, all of the years that Shirley and Al came to Wheeling for synagogue events, and then for the last 30 plus years in Pittsburgh where I work as a Jewish professional. I know she will be deeply missed by her children and family and by the many, many people whose lives she touched with that beautiful and welcoming smile. I can see it in my mind as I think of it. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Stuart Pavilack

By Stuart Pavilack - February 10, 2022

My Deepest Sympathy to the Zionts Family

By Betty Elias - February 10, 2022

My sincere condolences to the Zionts family.

By Larry Cervi - February 10, 2022

Warmest sympathies

By Amber Cohen - February 10, 2022

ברוך דיין האמת So sorry for your loss Prayers for the family

By Martha Wiesenthal - February 10, 2022

Nancy, Dani, Ally, Sending love to all and much light. May her memory be a blessing, and music surround you all.

By Susan Kelley - February 09, 2022