In Memory of

Shirley

Ann

Szymkiewicz

Obituary for Shirley Ann Szymkiewicz

Shirley Ann Szymkiewicz, 88, of Red Hill, passed away peacefully on November 4, 2021. She was the beloved wife of Raymond A. Szymkiewicz. Born in Sarasota Springs, NY, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Marie “Irene” (Martell) Pike. Shirley was a Bell Telephone operator before marrying Raymond and then devoted herself to raising her three children and being a homemaker. In later years, she was employed as a switchboard operator for Phoenixville Hospital and then at an answering service for physicians and local businesses. She also volunteered her time at Birthright. She was a devout Catholic and was an active member of St. Philip Neri Church in Pennsburg. Shirley enjoyed playing bingo, baking, decorating cakes, and doing cross stitch, but her favorite activity was watching and playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Along with her husband, Shirley is survived by her daughter, Kathleen, wife of Allen Kifer of Royersford; a son Christopher Szymkiewicz of Red Hill; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and her brother, Bernard Nichols and his wife Linda of Stillwater, PA. She was preceded in death by her son, Raymond Jr., and siblings Amelia Pike, Edna (Pike) Van Horn, Frank Pike, and Joe Nichols.
All are invited to a viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Tuesday in the Falk Funeral Home, 163 Main St, Pennsburg. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11 am at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 1325 Klinerd Rd, Pennsburg, PA. She will be laid to rest in the parish cemetery following Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her husband to defray funeral expenses in care of the funeral home. Visit her “Book of Memories” at falkfuneralhomes.com.