Shirley J. Shanholtz, 65, bank teller, homemaker

April 10, 2005

Shirley J. Shanholtz, a retired bank teller and homemaker, died of breast cancer Thursday at her Dundalk home. She was 65.

Born and raised Shirley Yannacci in Dundalk, she was a 1958 graduate of Dundalk High School. She attended Dundalk and Essex community colleges.

She was married for 41 years to the Rev. Norris M. "Nick" Shanholtz, pastor of New Hope Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Highlandtown.

When her children were older, Mrs. Shanholtz took a job as a bank teller in 1986 at Union Trust Co.'s Dundalk and Carroll Island branches. She later became a head teller and customer service representative before her 1996 retirement.

She also was an ordained Pentecostal minister, family members said.

"Her main passion was her ministry at New Hope Lighthouse, where her faith impacted the lives of countless people," said her son Roy Shanholtz of Ridgefield, Conn. "She worked with the homeless, the needy and those who were ill. She was a friend to the friendless."

Services will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Dundalk Assembly of God Church, 7400 German Hill Road, where her son the Rev. Norris M. "Nick" Shanholtz Jr. is pastor.

Survivors, in addition to her husband and sons, include another son, David Andrews III of Dundalk; two daughters, Tammy Shanholtz of Dundalk and Jill Miller of Sykesville; two brothers, Larry Yannacci of Parkville and Ken Yannacci of Pasadena; two sisters, Brenda Simmons of Fallston and Christine Kuleck of Dundalk; and five grandchildren.

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