Obituary of Arthur Louis Shirley, Jr.
On January 4, 2019, Arthur L. Shirley, Jr. passed away at his home in Sun City Center with his wife of 52 years, Elsie, by his side. Art was born March 21, 1927 in North Adams, Massachusetts to Arthur L. Shirley, Sr. and Catherine Muldowney Shirley. He served from 1944 to 1946 in the United States Navy as an Aviation Radioman. Art was a graduate of Boston University. He retired as the National Sales Manager of the Chemical Coatings Division of Mobil Oil and continued as a consultant for Vaslpar Corp. for many years. Art was a dedicated member of the Elk’s and Moose Lodges in Illinois. Along with his wife Elsie, Art leaves behind his daughter Cheryl Lynn Deavers (Douglas), grandchildren Megan Kennedy (Ryan) and Matthew Deavers, and great grandsons Michael and Mason Kennedy. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.
A Memorial Service celebrating Art’s life will be held at a later date.