Shirley A. Legeza

Shirley A. Legeza, 70, of Wilmington passed away on Thursday at Christiana Hospital surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Legeza was born September 9, 1946 in Potsville, PA the daughter of the late Wanda (Guida) and George Neidlinger. Shirley was the manager of the Delaware Cigarette and Tobacco store in New Castle for 14 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, where she served as a Girl Scout Leader for many years.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was predeceased by her siblings, George W. and John Neidlinger, Deborah Baynes and Carol Morris. Shirley was a Mom, Mom-Mom and friend to all who knew her.

She will be dearly missed by her daughter, Christine W. Grimes and her son, George Legeza, IV and his wife Donna, all of Wilmington; her grandchildren, Joshua and Nicholas Hadley, Alysha, Ashley and Katie Julian and her great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Anthony Johnson and Jacob Lilly. Also surviving are her sisters, Bonnie Barry and her husband James of Feasterville, PA and Brenda Kukish and her husband George of Minersville, PA and her brothers, Randy Neidlinger of Minersville, PA and Dennis Neidlinger of Pottsville, PA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Beloved Church, 907 Milltown Road on Wednesday morning at 11:30_AM. Friends may call at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road on Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11 AM. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to St. Nicholas Ukranian Catholic Church, 800 Lea Blvd. Wilmington, DE 19802.


Submitted by Nikki on
Im very sorry for your loss. Psalm 29:11 assures us that our Heavenly Father(Psalm 83:18) will provide strength at this time; The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Submitted by Brenda Kukish on
For My Sister Shirley. We Love You. A Poem for Shirley. When I come to the end of the road And the sun has set for me I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little–but not too long And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared, Miss me–but let me go. For this is a journey that we all must take And each must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick of heart Go to the friends we know And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss Me–But Let me Go.

Submitted by Sacramenta Landrum on
To the family and friends of Shirley please accept my deepest condolences. In God's word the Bible is a wonderful promise for the loved ones we have lost in death John 3:16; 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:3,4. Please read the scriptures it will give you hope and comfort in this time of grief and sorrow.

Submitted by John Snarsky on
To Shirley's family I am deeply saddened to hear of Shirley's death. I did not know her very well, but considered her a friend. She was a member of our family of friends of the class of '64 from Minersville High. My thoughts & prayers are with the family. May she rest in peace.

Submitted by Sharyn Roy on
My love and condolences to Shirley's family. I know how much you'll miss her. I worked with her for 10 years and she was much more than my boss, she was my good friend. We had some good times together and I will miss her too. When you need a laugh, just remember the flying pig we got her so we could get a raise. Or the flying bat she bought to drive Janus crazy. We were all a bunch of nuts! Smile, she's at peace now.

Submitted by Janet Robinson on
We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in out thoughts and prayers. My god hold you tight in your hands at this tough time. God has gained one very special angel and she is looking over you. Love the Robinson Family

Submitted by Rebecca on
My deepest condolences to your family in  your time of need. At John 5: 28,29 this hope remained us that all those in God's memory will be resurrected . Until then we have our memories.