Date of Birth April 24, 1931
Date Deceased October 24, 2021
Hometown Avoca
Home State N.Y.
Service Date October 27, 2021
Service Time 2 p.m.
Service Location Avoca United Methodist Church
Interment Location Valley View Cemetery, Avoca

Shirley B. Fervan

AVOCA-Shirley B. Fervan, 90, of Avoca, passed away Sunday (Oct. 24, 2021) at her home, surrounded by her children.

She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Jack; two sisters, Jeanne Gallup and Mary Page; her parents, Emil and Edna (Logan) Banzhof; and her grandson, Patrick D. Fervan (2018).

Shirley grew up and attended school in Elmira, NY. She married Jack in 1952, they traveled briefly with his military enlistment and finally settled in Avoca when Jack purchased the Avoca Pharmacy.

Shirley and Jack raised three children, Douglas Fervan, Mechele (Wayne) Benton and Daniel (Rebecca Baker) Fervan. They were blessed with seven grandchildren, Patrick Fervan (2018), Sarah (Caleb) Lim, Bradley Benton, Aaron Benton, Emily Benton, Alexander (Alyssa Proper) Fervan and Christopher (Emily Stilson) Fervan.

Shirley made her career caring for her family always loving to share their activities. She was involved in many community organizations trying to keep Avoca a better place to live. She loved traveling, but couldn’t wait to come home. Her sweet smile and kind heart will be greatly missed.

There will be an hour of calling from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 27, 2021) at the Avoca United Methodist Church where a funeral service will immediately follow. Private interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY 14870.

The Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca is honored to assist Shirley’s family with the arrangements.

To add your own personal remembrance or condolence you may click on the link below or visit the Facebook page of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.

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  1. I worked side by side with Shirley on the Gazebo Beautification Committee. We co shared the committee. Shirley worked tirelessly on programs for Memorial Day and Christmas in the Park and many others. Together we raised money to build the first informational sign for Avoca. Shirley changed the letters weekly. I miss Shirley.

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