Lasting Memories

Shirley Ann Hack
June 8, 1935-Nov. 7, 2020
Pleasanton, California

Shirley Hack, a matriarch like no other, has passed on unexpectedly.

Shirley lived a full life. She was born and raised in San Francisco where she met her husband Robert Hack at a roller rink. They were married 56 years before Bob passed in 2010. Shirley and Bob moved to Pleasanton where she began the job title that knew no hourly restraints: Home Maker. They raised three children in their home on Walnut Dr. where they lived out their respective days.

Shirley had one of most beloved Christmas scenes on Candy Cane Lane, complete with a moving Merry-go-round and Ferris-wheel. She loved the happiness it brought to families each year, including her own!. She loved to travel and to entertain. Her fair-time backyard barbeques are legendary.

To Shirley, everyone was family. When you showed up for what was planned to be a small family dinner, the green spaghetti on the table could have fed the whole street. Everyone was welcome at the table, as long as you could take a joke. She was everything to her family and more. And now, we are tasked to find a way to carry on in her absence and to be even half the person she was.

Shirley is survived by her three children, Kim Chanu, Karen Munoz, & Robert Hack; their spouses, Carlos Chanu, Bill Cain, & April Hack; her grandchildren Sam Munoz, Alex Vazquez, Robert Munoz, and Austin & Sydney Chanu; her grandson-in-laws Mags Vazquez & Gregg Hallinan; her great-grandchildren Blake, Mags Jr., & Bryce Vazquez and Eva & Ronan Hallinan; and last but not least, by her beloved dog Maggie, who she cooked dinner for every night (just like she did for all of her past four-legged friends). People always joked that Shirley’s dogs ate better than most humans.

A small family-only service was held in Shirley’s honor. If you knew Shirley, you would know that she loved her flowers, but she loved her dogs much more. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, let’s help all the animals who never got a chance to have a Shirley Hack home-cooked meal and make a donation in her name to the “Tri-Valley Animal Rescue” PO Box 11143, Pleasanton, CA 94588.