Monaca has lost one of it's finest. I think of all my buddies mothers Mrs. Shack ranks as my all time favorite. Not only for the great food spreads she would put out for our legendary all night card games or for always letting me stay over night in the hope I might see Becky or Sue in their pajamas the next morning or always giving me a ride to basketball practice with David or talking to Mrs Locisano about letting me slide and not giving me an incomplete on my senior year typing class or not telling my Dad that we raided the Shields garden. I think you get the point that I could go on and on and on about this wonderful women. Although I have not spoken to her in years I will never forget her kindness, honesty, and love she gave to all who new her. Where is the good in good bye?
I just had a couple of other thughts after sending the last note. As everbody watched hurricane Irene come up the coast last week I thought about your Aunt Irene. Maybe Aunt/Grandma Irene didn't think it was Eleanor's time and she was PO'd. Even though there was a lot of devastation nearby, we were unscathed. Just coincidences, but interesting nonetheless. I hope you are all well, and while this is difficult, hopefully there's some solace in knowing that your Mom is in a better place. T I don't know why, but I never thought about poor Grandpap Schatzinger living with 6 women! I live with 2 and have my hands full. I always admired his gentle demeanor, and even more so now that I think about that household. Maybe he couldn't get a word in edgewise???
Eddie, Sue, Becky, I have many fond memories of the times I spent on Front Street, trips to Conneaut, and of course your Mom as secretary at school. Everybody liked her, and I was proud to say 'she's may aunt'! I'm sorry that I could not be there but you have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely, Tim
Susie, you had the sweetest mother...I think everyone either liked or loved her, depending on how well they knew her. I'm sure you all have wonderful memories to cherish in the days ahead. Tom and I want to express our sincere sympathy to you, Ed, Becky and all your family. Sincerely, Franny Barco Karczewski
We were very sad to hear of your mothers passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know you have many wonderful memories of you mother that you will cherish for the rest of your life. I know you have alot of comfort knowing that she is now in a better place.
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I am so sorry to read of Eleanor's death. Eleanor's family has my deepest sympathy. I was a beginning teacher at Monaca Jr.-Sr. High School when Eleanor was the visible secretary. She was welcoming, so kind and helpful, and always ready to type anything! She was absolutely wonderful to work with. May you be comforted by the many beautiful memories of Eleanor. Sincerely, Jan Loccisano
Mrs. Schachern, Rest in peace....you were the nicest school secretary ever ! Loved walking into the office and seeing you with a smile on your face and love in your heart ! And to the family.....so sorry for your loss, but Heaven rejoices !
Ed, Sue and Becky--My thought and prayers to you and your families . Your mother was very special aunt to me, my mother, brother and especially my sister. All of you "Eleanor's Kids" were blessed to have been raised by a truely careing, honest and devoted mother. I always enjoyed being around her mainly because she never had anytning bad to say about anyone (unless they needed it) and she was always ready for a good laugh and some "good gossip". I know God has a special place for her in heaven where she will reunite with all her past friends, family members and others whose lives she has enrichned. Love David McD
Ed, Sue and Becky Very sorry to hear of your moms passing. All of you and your families will be in my prayers. Your mom was so special to me ~ I would always stop in while she still lived at Front St. and pay my respects. I always enjoyed sitting and talking about our families, it seemed to make her smile. I know it always made me feel good after my visit. I wish I could be there to do this properly, but my work situation prevents that. My heart is with you all. Love Larry T.
Ed, Sue, and Becky - How sad to say goodbye to Mrs. Shack. What fond memories I have of spending countless hours at your house during our high school years...and beyond. I particularly remember going to your house after Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. The wonderful smell of ham baking in the oven filled the house as we watched reruns of Holiday Inn on TV. If I didn't see your Mom at your house, I could always see her in the office at Monaca High School. She always had a smile on her face and a friendly word to share. Another chapter closed. God Bless you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Dar
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.