Shirley E. Blum

OSWEGO, NY – Shirley E. Blum, 76, a resident of Maple Street passed away on Monday Oct. 17, 2011, at Oswego Hospital.

Born in Oswego, she was a daughter of the late Ross and Julie (Sudal) Guernsey and was a graduate of Oswego High School.

She was employed with Sealright for nearly ten years.

Shirley was an avid tennis fan and enjoyed bowling and bingo.

Surviving are two sons, Michael (Cheryl) Blum of El Paso, Texas, and Jack (Lisa) Blum of Oswego; a daughter, Patricia Hofmann of Baldwinsville; a sister, Nancy Cannady of Oswego; two brothers, Gerald (Theresa) McManus of Oswego and Michael (Carol) McManus; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her brother, Jack Guernsey.

Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of choice.


  1. Jack, my condolences on your mom’s death. I didn’t know her but she did a good job with you! Take care and call me when u can. Spud 502-645-3721.

  2. I was Shirley’s cleaning lady once a month for the last year or so. She was very dear to me. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. My heart goes out to you. Blessings, Vicki Willoughby

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