Shirley Rigby Cistin - August 8, 2011

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RAVENA – Shirley Rigby Cistin, 85, formerly of Ravena, died peacefully on August 8, 2011 at Memorial Hospital following a short illness.  Shirley was a resident of Schuyler Ridge Residential Healthcare Facility, Clifton Park prior to her illness.

     Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Shirley was a graduate of Norwood High School.  Following graduation she worked as a secretary for the US Army Administrative Offices where she met her husband, Charles.  They were happily married for 60 years.  For many years, Shirley and Charles operated the Tally – Ho Snack Bar in Ravena.

     Survivors include her three daughters, Janice Zunker of Tennessee, Deborah Hanson of Clifton Park and Joanne Parker of Niskayuna;  four grandchildren, Stacey and Kelsey Hanson, Donald and David Parker.  Shirley was predeceased by her husband Charles and son Timothy.

     Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Pine West Plaza, Bldg. 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205-5515.