Peaceful 03


Shirley Schaker Grossman

1928 - 2021

San Antonio, TX


Life's journey for Shirley Schaker Grossman, daughter of Fred O. & Rose (Hylasek) Schaker, Sr. came to an end on March 24, 2021 in San Antonio, TX at the age of 92.  After visitation by family and friends, Shirley passed peacefully under the caring and watchful eyes of the staff at Vitas – Villa Rosa.  


She is survived by nieces and nephews: Terry Schaker DeFrain (& Jimmy); Mary Lou Schaker Enfield (& Dwight); Fred (George) Schaker, III; and Tony Schaker (& Karen); numerous grand and great-grand nieces and nephews; and her New York Family.  She had a gift of friendship that included many wonderful life-long friends.  She is preceded in death by her loving husband Henry (Hank) J. Grossman; brother & sister-in-law: Fred & Gloria (Schramm) Schaker, Jr.; nephew: Chris Schaker; and grand nephew: Nick Schaker.


Life for Shirley started in Staten Island, NY.  After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Port Richmond High School, she attended two years at Notre Dame College for Girls in Staten Island.  Then life took the Schaker family to San Antonio, Texas where Shirley received her Business Degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1949.  Joske's of San Antonio hired this young college graduate as a buyer in the lingerie department.


After Joske's, Shirley moved to Minneapolis, MN as a buyer for Donaldson's Department Store where she met her wonderful husband Hank.  While in MN, Shirley received her Masters Degree in Education from the University of MN and began teaching at Shakopee High School.  Life then brought Shirley and Hank back to San Antonio where she taught business at MacArthur High School.  She retired in 1992 to travel and help others through her volunteer work with VIP Club, SCORE, and ACCOG. 


Shirley loved swimming at the club and ballroom dancing.  Her favorite traveling memory was taking cruises that included ballroom dancing.  She could converse with anyone on almost any topic.  She will be missed, but not forgotten.


A Rosary and Mass will be held on Thursday, April 08, 2021, 10:00 AM at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 10703 Wurzbach Rd, SATX 78230.  A live streaming of the Mass will be available at   Afterward, the interment service will be held at the chapel of Holy Cross Cemetery, 17501 Nacogdoches Rd, SATX 78266.  


Arrangements made by Legends Funeral Home (512)256-1220,


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Matthew Catholic Church – Society of St. Vincent De Paul.

Plant a tree in memory of Shirley by clicking here.
To send flowers to Shirley's family, please visit our floral store.


A service summary is not available

An environmentally-friendly option

Legends Funeral Home

101-B Centerpoint Rd., San Marcos, TX

Tribute Wall

Share a memory of Shirley Schaker Grossman
  • Photos
  • Video
  • Candle
  • Sentiment
Plant a tree in memory of Shirley
An environmentally-friendly option

5 trees planted in memory of Shirley


Ursula Schauab

April 1, 2021 6:56 PM

Remember that we love and care about you
Ursula Schauab

A Grove of 3 Memorial Trees was planted in memory of Shirley Schaker Grossman

Dense and Lee Loessin

April 10, 2021 6:43 PM

Just learned of your aunts passing.  Wanted to send our condolences to you and your family.  Lee and Denise

John Wolf

April 6, 2021 5:06 PM
Praying Hands

My mother, Jan Wolf, taught business with Shirley at MacArthur HS and they remained close friends for many years. Shirley was always so kind to me and sincerely interested in whatever was going on in my life. She had a lovely presence, beautiful smile, and funny laugh. I am so blessed to have known her.

Expression of Sympathy

April 5, 2021 2:50 PM
Memorial Tree

A Memorial Tree was ordered in memory of Shirley Schaker Grossman.  Plant a Tree

Tony Valek

April 4, 2021 1:36 PM

One of the sweetest ladies one could ever know, always had a smile and kind words. May the Lord embrace her with His loving arms. May she intercede for us.

Plant a tree in memory of Shirley

An environmentally-friendly option Plant memorial trees
© 2021 Legends Tri County. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy