SHIRLEY G. O’BOYLE (1935-2021), 86, Mount Pocono, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at home. She was the lifelong sweetheart of Francis O’Boyle, with whom she shared 66 years of marriage.


Born July 3, 1935, in Paradise Valley, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Eva (Koerner) Schaufler.


Shirley was a 1953 graduate of Stroudsburg High School. After high school, she worked in the cost accounting department at Patterson-Kelley in East Stroudsburg until the birth of her children. Shirley later spent 28 years working in the Business Office, and was the Library Secretary, for the Pocono Mountain School District.


Her love of volunteering and being active within her community started at just twelve years old when she was awarded Citizen of the Year and later the YMCA Alvin MacWilliams Award. Shirley volunteered with the Girl Scouts, was a founder of the YMCA Mount Pocono branch, was a 60-year life member for the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary where she served as president, treasurer, and secretary. She was an auditor for Mount Pocono Borough and volunteered with Meals on Wheels.


Shirley was of the Methodist faith and a lifelong member of the Mount Pocono United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School. In her spare time, Shirley enjoyed sewing and solving puzzles, but most of all loved crafting with her grandchildren. In addition, she was a wonderful cook, and had a love of traveling, especially taking cruises and visiting the islands. Shirley was an excellent role model and her family, friends, and the community will miss her deeply.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughters Sheri Montgomery (Fred), Palm Coast, FL,  Reesa Watto (David), Freeburg; brother, Lloyd Schaufler, Stroud Township; sister, Irene Icenogle (Cliff)  Tucson; beloved grandchildren: Athena Poole (Alan) Magna, UT, Jake Montgomery (Tina), Palm Coast,  Kaitlyn Watto and her fiancé, Joseph Steibel, Selinsgrove, Miles Watto (Jillian), Red Lion, Danika Reynolds (Andrew), Randolph, NJ, Emily Watto, Pittsburgh, and Benjamin Watto of Pittsburgh; and two beloved great-grandchildren.


There will be a viewing from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday,  July 26 and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 27 at Bolock Funeral Home, 6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco. Pastor Peter Richert will conduct a service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Swiftwater.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mount Pocono United Methodist Church, 12 Church Ave, Mt Pocono, Pa 18344, or the Pocono Mountain Volunteer Fire Company, 20 Murray Street, Mount Pocono, Pa 18344.