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ARBETMAN Shirley Naomi
ARBETMAN, Shirley Naomi Of Westlake Village, Calif., passed on Dec. 23, 2015. She was 95 years young. Her positive outlook on life, wonderful sense of humor and unbreakable spirit will live on. Everyone who knew her adored her. Shirley, the daughter of Pauline and Joseph Wachtel, of the Bronx married Abe Arbetman and moved to Highland Park, N. J., where her two sons, Robert and Douglas, were born. In 1952, they moved to Kingston, Pa. where they became an integral part of the community. Shirley earned her pilot's license in the early 1960's and loved flying. She discovered the world renowned George Nakashima, of New Hope and they became great friends. Shirley acquired many of his one-of-a-kind furniture pieces. Shirley was a woman way ahead of her time! She opened a plant and gift shop with her daughter- in-law, Marilyn that was successful. In 1977, Shirley and Abe moved to Southern Calif., along with their sons, Robert and Douglas, and their families . For many years, she volunteered at AV Hospital. In the Ô80s she and her daughter-in-law Ceil, opened a designer dress shop. Shirley had a deep passion for all animals, but her deepest love was her cats. We always said she liked them more than people! Over the years, she had rescued many cats. She adored her family and was so proud of them, especially her grandchildren; Traci, daughter of Ceil and Bob, Lauren, daughter of Marilyn and Doug, and Jodi, Bobs daughter. She was also blessed with a great- grandson, Morgan Huntley. Shirley is survived by her two sons Robert and Douglas, her daughters-in-law, Marilyn Arbetman and Ceil Larkin; granddaughters, Traci Huntley (Michael), Lauren Hosseini (Adam), and Jodi; and great- grandson, Morgan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made toD.E.L.T.APet Rescue, P.O. Box 9, Glendale, Calif.

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