Obituary of Shirley Furbert
In Loving Memory of S.T. "Sharkey" Furbert
Shirley Thomas Furbert
Sunrise- July 23, 1934 Sunset- August 22, 2017
Shirley Thomas Furbert was born in Bermuda to Leopold Furbert and Marjorie Darrell on
July 23,1934. He grew up in Hamilton Parish in a very Christian household, and as a young
man he enjoyed swimming, fishing, and cricket. S.T. Furbert is survived, by four siblings – Eloise,
Juanita, Roy, Webster and Vernon (deceased).
On August 2, 1956, S.T. Furbert married The Loveof His Life Candace Mary Elizabeth Williams of Warwick, Bermuda and together the union raised four children – Gregory, Donald, Laverne (deceased), and Gavin.
Growing up as a young man he joined the Bermuda Police Force, and then later
relocated to the United States with his new wife. Once there he held down work with, laundry
service, barber school, and chef work, until he positioned himself at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and
was promoted to the position of Supervisor.
Our parents raised us in Brooklyn, NY until 1974, and within that same year they
purchased a home In Philadelphia, PA on Green Street. S.T. retired from Pfizer in 1990. S.T.
traveled between Bermuda and the U.S., he looked forward to spending time with his sisters
and brothers in Bermuda. He was a dedicated father and husband to our family. S.T. was a
fighter, his health was failing, and at the end he did things his own way. S.T. departed this life on
Tuesday August 22, 2017.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his three sons Greg (Michelle),
Donald (Tonya), and Gavin (Yvette), 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of
nephews, nieces, cousins, and many family and friends.
Shirley Thomas Furbert was fair, but firm and loved by all – he was a gentle giant that
would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He was a mentor and survivor, he will be
missed dearly. God finally called him home to reunite with Candace – so now they'll be together
forever in heaven.
May He Rest in Peace.
We Love You Dad
The family expresses their heartfelt thanks and appreciation for your presence, prayers,phone calls, floral tributes and all expression of sympathy extended both here and abroad.
Viewing will be Friday, August 25, 2017, 9am - 10am at the Goes - Scolieri Funeral Home, 212 Levitt Pkwy, Willingboro, NJ. Interment : Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson,NJ.