November 22, 1947 ~ August 30, 2001
SHIRTZ, JOHN JOSEPH, passed away on Thursday, August 30, 2001 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance, CA. John was born November 22, 1947 in Pennsylvania and was self employed as a consulting environmental engineer. He was a retired United States Air Force disabled veteran, attained the rank of Lt. Col and received multiple decorations and medals with Oak Leaf Clusters. His educational background includes study at George Washington University and a Masters degree in engineering from Catholic University. Among John's many and varied interests, he was most pround of his membership on the United Nations Environmental Protection Committee. In between his UN activities, career and family pursuits, John thoroughly enjoyed world travel and was able to visit many countries on several continents. He is survived by Wife, Kathy (Kennerly) Shirtz, Sons; Matthew and Adam Shirtz, Brother, Patrick Shirtz and Sister, Jeannine (Mrs. Steve) Schaeffer, both of Pennsylvania. Visitation will be at WHITE AND DAY COLONIAL CHAPEL, 901 W. Torrance Blvd. (at Prospect), Redondo Beach, CA, 90177, 310-379-2446, on Wednesday, September 5, 2001 from 6PM to 8PM. Celebration of Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, September 6, 2001 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, (Prospect Avenue at Massey), Hermosa Beach, CA. Interment with military honors will be held at Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. En lieu of flowers, friends are invited to contribute to the charity of their choice in John's memory.
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