Shirley Redcay, 85, Denver grad, chartered woman’s club, passes

By on November 7, 2012

Shirley S. Redcay

Shirley S. Redcay, 85, formerly of Adamstown, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at the Ephrata Manor.

Shirley was the wife of William Daniel Redcay, with whom she celebrated 60 years of marriage in June. Born in Mohnton, she was the daughter of the late James and Edna (Hirneisen) Schnader.

Shirley was an active member of Immanuel Evangelical Congregational Church in Adamstown, serving as pianist for many years. A graduate of Denver High School and the McCann’s School of Business, Reading, she worked briefly as a secretary. She was a devoted wife and mother and took great delight in her children and grandchildren. Shirley was a charter member of the Woman’s Club of Denver. An exceptional seamstress, she won several county Woman’s Club awards for her needlework.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Susan J., wife of Stephen Cyphers, of Easton; William D. Jr., husband of Sharon (Schaeffer) Redcay, of West Lawn; and Stephen J., husband of Michaela (Wink) Redcay, of Wyomissing; grandchildren: Kelly J., wife of Jordan Greene; Ross M. Redcay; Andrew R. Cyphers; Samuel S. Redcay; and Abigail J. Redcay; nieces: Jane Webber and Deborah Schnader; nephew: Dr. Richard, husband of Nancy Kriebel; and several great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers: Stuart Schnader, Wilbur Schnader and Larry Schnader, who died as an infant.

Funeral services were held Nov. 5 at the Donecker Chapel at Ephrata Manor with Chaplain Sally Maxwell officiating. Interment took place following the service at the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown.

Memorial contributions in Shirley’s memory may be made to: The American Parkinson Disease Association Inc., 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305;; or The Woman’s Club of Denver/Scholarship Fund, 726 North Fifth St., Denver, PA 17517.

Arrangements were made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

About Ephrata Review