On April 23, 2022, Shirley Ann Geno (Brown) passed away at the age of 83 with her daughter Carolyn Marland (Hilty) by her side. Shirley is preceded in death by her loving husband Anthony Geno of nearly 35 years, and her brother Robert. She is survived by her sisters Mary Brown and Joan Sexton (Brown) of her native Ohio, as well as her five children, Carolyn Marland (Hilty) and husband Robert, Robert Hilty and wife Carol, Deborah Atkins (Geno), Terry Carr (Geno) and husband Tim Carr, Paula Geno, and armfuls of grandchildren and great grand children.
Shirley’s work life encompassed an array of jobs in many locations, from a beginning with the FBI in Washington, DC as a young woman, to insurance agencies and her own entrepreneurial pursuits in transcription and documentation services. The rapid staccato of her fingers on an electric typewriter sounded like the heartbeat of the home where she raised her children in Drexel Hill, PA. No matter where she lived, Ohio, DC, Missouri, Pennsylvania or Florida, she made it her home, building lifelong friendships that she cherished.
Shirley shared a passion for travel with Tony, exploring oceans and nature around the world and across America in its national parks from Acadia to Zion. As a child she camped with primitive tents, learning resilience that she passed on to her children. Later in life she acquired more luxurious camping accommodations which enabled further exploration but with the pleasant comforts of home. Frugal yet generous, she loved her extended family, creating new traditions around holidays to ensure the family connected as a whole.
A viewing will be held Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 9-10am with a service to follow at Logan-Videon Funeral Home, 2001 Sproul Rd. Broomall, Pennsylvania with internment at Edgewood Cemetery.
Donations in her name can be made to either St Jude Children's Research Hospital at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (stjude.org) or The National Park Foundation at www.nationalparks.org