Obituary of Shirley I Zastrow
Shirley Irene (Amsdill) Zastrow Shirley Irene Zastrow, age 90, of Youngstown, NY, was called to her heavenly home on April 23, 2022. Born in Niagara Falls, NY on October 12, 1931, she was the daughter of William “Bill” Amsdill and Dorothy (Maynard) Amsdill. Shirley was a 1948 graduate from Youngstown High School, and a valedictorian graduate from Kelley Business Institute. Her first job (1950) was as a secretary at the Warder Motors Packard Agency in Niagara Falls; and in 1952 as secretary at Bell Aircraft Corporation. She was the Village Clerk for the Village of Youngstown in 1963 – 1966. In 1966, Shirley was hired as a secretary at Lewiston-Porter Central School, retiring in 2000. In 1952, she married Glenwood Zastrow, who predeceased her in 1998. Shirley is survived by her sons, William (June Lancraft) Zastrow; Stephen (Tania Dornan) Zastrow of Youngstown, NY; and John (Marisa Grant) of Cumberland, Maine; and grandchildren Addison (Aster) Marie, Tyler Xavier, and Griffin Glenwood. She is also survived by her niece Gayle (Owens) DiRienzo; her nephew, John Owens and other cousins and extended family members. Over the years, Shirley served as president of the Lewiston-Porter United Educational Employees Union; Sunday School teacher for 47 years; Adult Bible Class teacher; member of St. John Lutheran Church since 1957; member of Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary; volunteer at Summit Life Outreach Center; LaSalle Lutheran Aid Thrift Shop; and organizer of the Lewiston-Porter Retirees Association. Shirley’s life centered around her family, her friends, and her faith in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. She enjoyed reading, exercising, baking, and activities with her friends. There will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service to be held at St. John Lutheran Church, 420 Lockport St., Youngstown, NY, on Saturday, April 30th at 11:00 am. Luncheon will be held at the church after the graveside service. Internment will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Creek Road, Youngstown, NY, at Balmer Road. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made in her name to St. John Lutheran Church, 420 Lockport St., Youngstown, NY 14174. Arrangements entrusted to Hardison Funeral Homes Inc. www.hardisonfuneralhomes.com *FLOWERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED DUE TO SEVERE ALLERGIES*To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Shirley Zastrow, please visit Tribute Store
Saturday, April 30, 2022
St. John Lutheran Church, Youngstown, NY
420 Lockport St.
Youngstown, New York, United States