Shirley Petraitis, 87, of Glendale, left her family on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Le Bleu Chateau, Burbank, California. She was born April 30, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois, to Alfred and Maria Petersen, she was the second of five children. She married John Petraitis in 1950, he preceded her in death in 1980.
Surviving are her son Paul Petraitis and wife Allison of Glendale, California, her daughter Sheri Garwood and partner Bill Lenaberg of Tujunga, California; her granddaughter Jillian Asplund and husband Craig along with her great granddaughter Sarah, of Flagstaff, Arizona; and her sister Dorothy Balabon of Alsip, Illinois.
Her son, John N. Petraitis preceded her in death; also her sister Marilyn and her brothers Roy and Alfred.
Shirley was a longtime resident of Glendale, California, where she finally settled after leaving her childhood home in Chicago at the age of 23 following her marriage.
Shirley was especially proud of her years serving the Women of the Moose at the Moose Lodge in Glendale, especially her year as Senior Regent.
The burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills, California.
Arrangements under the direction of Valley Funeral Home, Burbank, CA.