Pauline Menz Shaheen
May 26, 1931 to June 23, 2022
Pauline Charlotte Menz was born in North Bloomfield, New York at home on May 26, 1931. She grew up on a farm in Upstate New York with her parents, Arthur and Ruth Menz, and her four siblings: Edwin “Tooie,” Dean, Kenneth, and Lois. She was married to Kenneth Judd Beckwith in July 1948. They had three children: Wayne, Linda, and Kenneth “Garry.” She married Joseph Shaheen in May 1955. They had three children: David, Dana, and Susan.
She lived in Rochester, New York and moved to Northern California in October 2009 shortly after her youngest grandsons were born. She passed away peacefully on June 23, 2022 in Walnut Creek, California.
She was predeceased by her husband Joseph, husband Kenneth Beckwith, sons Wayne and Garry Beckwith, grandson Kevin Beckwith, brothers Edwin Menz and Kenneth Menz.
She is survived by her children: Linda Beckwith Pepper (Michael), David Shaheen, Dana S. Freeman-Amos (Greg), and Susan Shaheen (Tim); grandchildren: Eric and Carrie Beckwith, Arika Reilly (Dan), Amanda Zeluff (Shaun), Lauren Freeman, Gavin Amos, and Rowan and Griffin Lipman; great grandchildren: Emma, Madison, Aaron, Nate, Mikey, and Kayli.
The memorial service will be held on July 21, 2022 at 11 am at the Church of the Epiphany, 3285 Buffalo Rd, Rochester, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dementia Society of America http://www.dementiasociety.org/
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