Sylvia Ana Shanahan (Marin, Adler)

January 10, 1928 - April 28, 2022

Sylvia Ana Shanahan (Marin, Adler) was born in the Bronx, New York City to Divina and Juan Marin on January 10, 1928. She died peacefully on April 28, 2022 surrounded by loving family, cat Miguel , and listening to her favorite Frank Sinatra music. She was the Bronx bomber and die hard Yankees fan. She attended PS 10, and 27 in the Bronx and after moving to Washington Heights, Yorkville High. She worked at Macy’s and guided a Balloon in the parade. Moved to Miami in the 50’s and worked for the Dade County school system at Coral Gables and Ponce De Leon Junior high until Hurricane Andrew and she retired to Dallas to be close to her daughter. She was a great mother, loving and kind. She was always a gracious host and took any family member in who needed help, fed hungry kids in the neighborhood, and drove women in the neighborhood to the store who didn’t have a car or license. She is preceded in death by her Mother and Father; Step Father Morris Adler; brother Frank Marin; sister Elsie Garafola; and her loving husband of 40 years John Shanahan. She is survived by her brothers Richard Adler and Milton Adler; Her daughter and only child Karen P. Shanahan and her spouse Elsa Alcorta, who helped take loving care of her through three falls in 10 years. The family would also like to thank Kevin Johnson, Steve Lyle, Christine Hart, and Todd Aycock for their help and loving care.

4 replies on “Sylvia Ana Shanahan (Marin, Adler)”

Lizette Halley says:

So very sorry, Karen…. I remember her fondly…. May she Rest In Peace. Heaven just received a spunky one! Love and hugs.

Lizette (Campos) Halley

Anonymous says:

Thank you Lizette!

Elvira Aedo Dago says:

Dear Karen,
I pray this finds you & your family find comfort in the knowledge that Heaven most certainly welcomed your extraordinary Mother back Home to a rightful place very close to Our Father. Reading about her life was a pleasure; what an exemplary & inspiring woman! May her soul be blessed infinitely!
With Faith, Hope @ Love,
Elvira Aedo-Dgo

Anonymous says:

She will be missed love the Reza’s

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