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Shirley Ann (Herbert) Almeida

Shirley Ann (Herbert) Almeida died peacefully in her home in Banning, California, May 15, surrounded by her family. She was born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania in 1940 and graduated from Barberton High School. She moved to California in 1961, where she met and married her husband, John. She loved to travel, entertain, play cards, go to the beach and, in her younger years, she could always be seen riding her beloved horses.

She worked as a swim and diving instructor in Florida, worked for Pan Am and started her own sporting good supply company in California in the 80s and later worked for then Senator Ed Royce in Fullerton for many years. She was an integral Victims Assistance advocate for the Orange County courts. She started the current Alzheimer’s Group at Sun Lakes in Banning after her husband John was diagnosed with the disease eight years ago.

She attended Pennsville EUB Church in Pennsylvania in her youth and more recently attended the Beaumont Presbyterian Church. The family appreciates all the kind responses and thoughts and will be having a private memorial service. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; mother, Beulah (Bittner); father, John Henry Herbert; and brother, John Robert Herbert. She is survived by her children, Vicki and John; grandchildren, Erik, Hannah, Jake, Zachary and Garrett; sisters, Elaine (Herbert) White; brothers, James, Richard and Dale Herbert as will her many nieces, nephews, cousins and best friend, Jeff Martin. She will be missed.


  1. Joan Beach on June 4, 2018 at 2:37 am

    Shirley and I went to Barberton high school during the 1950’s. We graduated in 1958. She was a cheerleader. My sympathy goes out to her family and friends

  2. Lewis Smith on July 7, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Elaine I was a good friend of Shirley My name is louie smith. If you remember I lived across street from you and Shirley in barberton on diamond ave. sorry to hear of her passing. Had lost complete awareness of her only that she was in Ca. Looks like she made a good life for herself Again I am very sorry God got a good one

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