Myra Shear

October 3, 1932November 13, 2012

Myra Gerson Shear passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 13th surrounded by her loving family. She was an inspiration to everyone lucky enough to know her.

Myra will be deeply missed by her children Sheri Davis (Barry), Gary Shear (Dana), grandchildren Aaron (Julie), Amanda, Myles, Brett, great granddaughter Caroline and her life partner Brad Walters.

Myra was born October 3, 1932 in Everett, Massachusetts to Marcia and Oscar Gerson. She was worldly, charming, smart, ambitious, witty, and family oriented.

As a business woman, she started and ran a corporation hat grew to hundreds of employees and she was one of the first women in the country to take a corporation public. She travelled the world, and acquired an appreciation for fine antique jewelry, that she also turned into a successful business. She loved to play bridge, and achieved the coveted “life master” status. She also participated in numerous charities including the Jewish Federation, and proudly wore her Lion of Judah pin.

Myra had many friends and loved to dance and entertain. But perhaps her greatest joy and achievement in life was her wonderful family that she loved and adored with all her heart. She was a doer and had a marvelous zest for life.

Our hearts are heavy, but we are fortunate to have had such a wonderful woman in our lives for many cherished years of travel, holidays, and joyous occasions together.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 15, 2012

Myra Shear

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Rita and Bill Lurie

November 17, 2012

We loved Myra and will miss her. We were neighbors, shared housekeepers and manicurists, played social bridge and had many dinners together. We are in Connecticut for summers and Myra and Brad visited us. She loved our country club and in her understated way exclaimed, "I love this club! I'm going to move to New York so we can join! She was a gifted, energetic and above all courageous lady. She never complained and always had a positive attitude. I will never forget hearing her telephone greeting,"Hello beautiful." How lucky we were to know her. She was a treasure. Rita and Bill Lurie

Sandra Rosenblum

November 16, 2012

I was so sorry to hear of Myra's death. She was a remarkable woman and it was a privilege to know her if only for a brief time. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. Sandra Rosenblum

November 15, 2012

Gary,Dana,Myles & Brett
So sorry to hear the news of Myra's passing. It was a joy knowing her and celebrating all the happy the happy times with her. love to all
Missy & David Greenberg

Monica and Bill Pollans

November 15, 2012

Myra was truly an extraordinary person with a tremendous zest for life. We do hope that she finds a good Bridge game in her heavenly abode. Rest in peace dear Myra ... Monica and Bill

Marti Denker Little

November 15, 2012

Gary so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My memories of her go all the way back to the 60s. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.