Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel

1985 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH


Michael A Shore

December 6, 1931May 22, 2020

Michael A. Shore, 88, of Pepper Pike, passed away May 22, 2020. Michael was born on December 6, 1931 in Cleveland, OH to Herman & Genevieve (Cohen) Shore, graduated Heights High School and The University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business). He also graduated and taught at Cleveland Marshall Law School.

Devoted husband of Kay Shore for 35 years, father of Debbie (Benjamin) George and Steven (Stacey) Shore; loving grandfather of Nathan Shore, Noah Shore & Eli Shore.

Michael passed the Certified Public Accounting and Bar Exam and was an accomplished CPA & Attorney with Shore & Hersch, Shore Shirley and Co. and ultimately merged his practice into Tramer, Shore & Zwick where he enjoyed working until several weeks ago. Michael spent countless hours in accounting and was involved in commercial real estate both as an owner and real estate/tax attorney and was a part time Magistrate for the Shaker Heights Court for several years.

Michael & his family spent many summers at their Chautauqua, NY residence and enjoyed attending lectures at The Chautauqua Institution. Michael enjoyed the Cleveland Orchestra, Ensemble Theatre and The Cleveland Playhouse.

Michael’s love for boating led him to sailing, and over the years he enjoyed his Cal 29’, Flying Scott and boating on Lake Chautauqua.

His zeal for life was contagious and he was always one for a good story or joke. His motto was “what is, is” and that kept him going throughout his later years with health troubles.

A private service was held at Bet Olam Cemetery. A celebration of Michael’s life will be held at a later date. He will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish to donate may contribute to the Musical Arts Association (Cleveland Orchestra Severance Hall) 11001 Euclid Ave. Cleveland Ohio 44106, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Bikur Cholim of Cleveland-bikurcholimcleveland.org or any charity of choice.


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Michael A Shore

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Amy Heather Pierce

May 23, 2020

Dear Kay, Debbie and Buzzy,

I had the privilege of living next to "Mike Shore" for many years in the old days of Cambridge Lane. I always picture "Mike Shore" with a smile on his face. I was so touched to be included in a great Rosh Hashanah dinner at his and Kay's home when I moved home from Florida.

Remember the smiles ... cherish the memories ...

Amy Heather

Marc Jacobson

May 23, 2020

Dear Debbie and Steven, our deepest condolences on your loss.

Marc and Shari Jacobson


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