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Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services – Greensboro

1900 Vanstory Street, Greensboro, NC

OBITUARY

Shirley Rose Kamenetz

September 19, 1923June 23, 2020

Shirley Rose Kamenetz, 96, passed away on June 23, 2020 at Atrium Health in Pineville.

Surviving are daughters, Sharon Harris, Fran Kaplan, Lisa Koch; grandchildren, Alex Koch, Jack Koch, Max Koch, Jennifer Harris, Stephen Harris, Debbie Bullard, Caryn Cherry; great-grandchildren, Ben Williams, Eli William, Sam Williams, Tyler Harris, Riff Cherry, Maia Bullard and Alexa Bullard.

Private graveside services will be held for the family. Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family.

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Ben Williams

June 28, 2020

I love Bubby because she loved and accepted everyone for who they are. I already miss how she would always say such nice things, her hugs and how affectionate she was with me and my brothers. It made me feel so good how excited she was to see us and she made it so special because she would snuggle us and watch movies with us. She did everything she could while she was with us. She always would tell me how warm my hands are and she knew that because she was always holding my hands. She had the sweetest singing voice. From the moment I was born she was the first person I smiled at and has been one of the people in my life that has made me the happiest . I will truly miss my Bubby and hold her in my heart forever.

I love you Bubby

Sharon Harris

June 27, 2020

My earliest memories of my dear mother and I date back to when I was about 5 or 6 in the 50s. She made weekends special, taking me to downtown Greensboro in our dressy clothes and gloves having lunch at Meyers Tea Room and of course shopping. Everything was a special occasion that I cherish deeply. As I grew older every occasion continued to be special to me because of my mother-- Birthdays, holidays, shabbat, Passover, high holy days, and even mundane days on the calendar. The unconditional love she gave me passed to my children and my grandchildren, and I cannot even fathom her not being here right now. Even at 72 years old I feel lost without my mother. I will honor her by carrying on the love that she shared with me and my family. I will always be grateful for her love and beautiful memories. I love you mom.

Sharon Harris

June 27, 2020

My earliest memories of my dear mother and I date back to when I was about 5 or 6 in the 50s. She made weekends special, taking me to downtown Greensboro in our dressy clothes and gloves having lunch at Meyers Tea Room and of course shopping. Everything was a special occasion that I cherish deeply. As I grew older every occasion continued to be special to me because of my mother-- Birthdays, holidays, shabbat, Passover, high holy days, and even mundane days on the calendar. The unconditional love she gave me passed to my children and my grandchildren, and I cannot even fathom her not being here right now. Even at 72 years old I feel lost without my mother. I will honor her by carrying on the love that she shared with me and my family. I will always be grateful for her love and beautiful memories. I love you mom.

Stephen Harris

June 26, 2020

I have reflected a great on the life of Shirley and the impact she had on her family, and myself. I am so grateful that I was in regular communication with her prior to her passing. I asked her probing questions about her memories of historical references to the Spanish flu (which she said she had no memory of stories or history), the Great Depression (which she did have stories about), and WW2. She was always very generous to share her experiences. She would always have probing questions of her own.. always cutting straight to the most important life questions. I respected Bubby, and feel she always kept a healthy dose of accountability. I never wanted to disappoint. That being said I feel she always accepted you for you.
Most fond Bubby and me moment: she took me to Baltimore in 1980 when I wa 12. I was shown her stomping grounds, stayed with her parents, and brother and we had a blast! She knew I loved AC/DC, so she took me to the mall and bought me on of their albums (on cassette of course!!).. if that wasn’t cool enough we took a train to DC.. we did all of the normal tourist stuff .. but then it was 1980 and it was the day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated. We witnessed that together.
My Bubby was the backbone of our family.
And she was a classy, thoughtful and cool lady. I was lucky to have her and will miss her. I love you Bubby
Thank you
Stephen

Stephen Harris

June 26, 2020

I have reflected a great on the life of Shirley and the impact she had on her family, and myself. I am so grateful that I was in regular communication with her prior to her passing. I asked her probing questions about her memories of historical references to the Spanish flu (which she said she had no memory of stories or history), the Great Depression (which she did have stories about), and WW2. She was always very generous to share her experiences. She would always have probing questions of her own.. always cutting straight to the most important life questions. I respected Bubby, and feel she always kept a healthy dose of accountability. I never wanted to disappoint. That being said I feel she always accepted you for you.
Most fond Bubby and me moment: she took me to Baltimore in 1980 when I wa 12. I was shown her stomping grounds, stayed with her parents, and brother and we had a blast! She knew I loved AC/DC, so she took me to the mall and bought me on of their albums (on cassette of course!!).. if that wasn’t cool enough we took a train to DC.. we did all of the normal tourist stuff .. but then it was 1980 and it was the day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated. We witnessed that together.
My Bubby was the backbone of our family.
And she was a classy, thoughtful and cool lady. I was lucky to have her and will miss her. I love you Bubby
Thank you
Stephen

Lisa Koch

June 26, 2020

My mother was the youngest, strongest and the most beautiful 96 year old you could ever meet. She loved life until the very end and cherished everyday.

Mom loves all of her children, grands, and great grands. I feel so lucky she spent so much time with us here in Charlotte while living in Greensboro. She loved watching our 3 boys growing up and the liveliness within our home. Mom loved unconditionally.

If any of the boys had a baseball game, football game, wrestling match, swim meet competition, band concert, even marching band competition, she made it her mission to be there. Mom saw all 3 of my boys barmitzvahs , most birthdays, high school graduations, and every day she was with us was a celebration.

Mom you are my best friend, partner in crime, and life compass. ..I will miss you with all of my heart. I love you always.

Lisa

Debbie Bullard

June 25, 2020

Im so grateful for the time we had with our incredible Bubby. She meant the world to me and to so many. She was 96 years old and was sharp as a tack until the end. She was an amazing story teller and could also speak eloquently and fearlessly in front of a crowd with zero preparation. She was a ballabusta back in the day and her cakes and treats were legendary...she even made eclairs. She was the strongest and most independent person I ever knew. She said what she meant and meant what she said. She was a true beauty and appreciated the arts and the beauty in others. Men flirted with her until the end and that made her chuckle. She treaded the earth lightly but made a huge, positive impact on others. She used to sing to us and make us feel like the most special, most beautiful kids in the world. She was my friend and confidante as an adult. She was an important part of our family...and am grateful that our girls had their own relationships with her. She loved Maia’s baking and Alexa’s singing, bragged on how “helpful” Greg and was always telling me to slow down. We loved and cherished her. I know Maia and Alexa will keep Bubby alive through their stories to their children and their children’s children. Her memory will always be a blessing. We love you, Bubby.

Jennifer Harris

June 24, 2020

My Bubby has been an enormous part of my entire life, a fact for which I am eternally grateful. I am grateful for myself and all the love She gave my children. Her girls and all us grandkids and great grandkids were her whole heart and she was the centerpiece and heart of our family. I can’t bear thinking of this world without her. Her laugh and her smile. Her voice singing to us. Her amazing cooking and baking. She was beautiful and elegant. She was kind and generous. I miss her. I will always miss her and love her all of my days.