Shirley Popovich age 89 of Louisville, Ohio passed away November 7, 2018. She was born July 9, 1929 to the late Clarence and Erdine (Paumier) Zwick. She was a graduate of Louisville High School and Mercy School of Nursing, where she developed lifelong friendships with her nursing colleagues.
Shirley was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church where she was a lector and a Eucharistic Minister for numerous years. She enjoyed being with her family daily and on holidays when everyone would come together. Shirley shared her nursing knowledge and taking care of others, over the years. She was an avid reader and known for her flowering gardens.
Preceding her in death were her parents, brothers Gene “Hap” and Jerry Zwick, sister Pauline Radalia, mother-in-law Anna Popovich, brothers-in-law John I. and Richard Popovich and son-in-law Bruce Berlin.
She will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 64 years, Paul E. Popovich; her children, Paula Popovich (Tom Zaugg), Denice Popovich, John (Jean) Popovich and Lori (Jeff) Strasser; her grandchildren, Sam Berlin, Andy (Misty) Popovich, Steve (Alexis) Popovich, Allison (Dan) Deckard, Megan Strasser and Jared Strasser, as well as three great-grandchildren; brother J. Paul (Norma) Zwick; sister, Nina (Don) Weber and numerous family across the country.
Shirley’s family will receive friends Sunday from 12-2:00 pm at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 1:00 pm at St. Louis Catholic Church with Fr. Tom Bishop officiating. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Special thank you to St. Joseph Senior Living and the many doctors, nurses and aides, for her care. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Joseph Senior Living or St. Louis Catholic Church. Condolences can be shared with the family online at www.paqueletfalk.com.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Denice.
I pray all in the family know that our hearts and prayers are with you for the loss of Shirley. Shirley was my sister, but also my best friend. I will miss her for the rest of my life. May angels surround her on her journey to heaven.
much love, nina
Dear Aunt Nina: Thank you so much for the flowers and prayers. I know that she also kept you in her thoughts and prayers. We will all miss her very much. Love: Paula & Family
My deepest sympathy to Paul & Shirley’s family.
She was a wonderful, kind, self-giving and generous Christian woman. I remember her well from my years at St. Louis as pastor. I offer all of you my prayers as you mourn her passing.
Thank you Father Ken, for your kind words.