Shirley G. Stoke of Cambridge Springs passed away on October 18, 2011. Born on September 12, 1922 in Renovo, PA, she was the daughter of Frank and Mae Sullivan Glidewell. She is a 1941 graduate of the former Wesleyville High School. After high school she worked 25 years for the General Electric Company.
She had a life long interest in music. During her high school years she played the Hawaiian guitar and along with her two sisters formed a musical trio. In her later years she enjoyed the “Big Band” sounds and was especially fond of Glenn Miller.
In addition to her interests in music, she loved doing the morning “Jumbos” in the newspaper and reading history or watching western movies.
Mrs. Stoke was active in many groups. She was the past presidents of Sesame Grottoettes in Lakeland Florida, Erepa Grottoettes in Erie and Kismet Grottoetes in Meadville. In 1981 she was crowned Sweetheart of Sesame Grottoettes. She also held officer positions in The Women of the Moose and was named as their co-worker of the year in 1995. She also belonged to the Wesleyville Alumni Group, General Electric Quarter Century Retiree Club and the American Legion in Cambridge Springs.
Mrs. Stoke was preceded in death by her late husbands Leland D. Trask in 1953 and Harvey L. Stoke in 2001 and her sister Beverly Bartlett in 2008. She is survived by her son Milton R. Trask and daughter-in-law Judy Trask of State College and three grandchildren Kristen Trask Knapper of Leesburg, Virginia, Jason E.Trask of Vienna, Virginia and Michael C. Trask of Pittsburgh. She also had two great grandchildren, Christian B. Knapper and Reed K. Knapper and her sister Mary Davis of Holly, New York along with a niece Connie Davis and nephews Kenneth and Jeffrey Davis. During her life she was grateful for her friendships with Gene and Jackie Madden, Richard Caldwell and Shawn Zangrelli.
Friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home on Friday, October 21, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. The funeral service will be held there at 1 p.m. Saturday, with Pastor Ted Cole officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials contributions be made to either the Cambridge Springs Library 158 McClelland Avenue or the C.A.V.A.S. 202 Venango Avenue both of Cambridge Springs.
Burial will be in the Mitchell Cemetery in Cambridge Springs. To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.