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“Sending thoughts and prayers to the Davis family. ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: PJ Keim

“Thoughts and prayers to the Davis family on the passing of Shizue. Additional condolences to Shizue's mother (Chieko) and brother Daichi during this...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lloyd Zimmerman - New York, NY

“Hi Matt, I am so sorry for your families loss. Shizue was a wonderful woman. Accomplished, talented and strong she will be sadly missed. Our...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: sherri mindlin (schimmenti) - NJ

“I have known Shizue for several years through the summit sym. I sat behind her in the second violin section. I frequently had interesting...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Richard Waynor - Bridgewater, NJ

“Please accept my deepest sympathy. I played violin with Shizue in the Summit Symphony and enjoyed her playing, sense of humor and obvious...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Lucia Hassen - NJ

“Hi Mat, I just heard about your wife. I'm so sorry. Please accept my most sincere and deepest condolences. My prayers go out to you and family...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: David Victoria - Myrtle Beach, SC

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Shizue Shimbo Davis, 53, of Cranford, died Friday February 15, 2013, at her residence, after a lengthy illness. A memorial service and luncheon will be held at 12:30PM, Wednesday, February 20th at The Westwood at 438 North Avenue, Garwood, New Jersey 07027; phone: 908-789-0808. Arrangements by Gray Funeral Directors of Cranford, 908-276-0092, (go to www.grayfuneralhomes.com, to offer condolences). Beloved wife, mother and daughter; born in Sendai, Japan on10-2-59, Shizue lived with her parents Chieko and Osamu Shimbo in Tokyo until moving to London, England at the age of 5; Ottawa, Canada at 6 and settling into the Washington, D.C. in 1966. She attended Penn State University where she earned a BSEE and Masters of Engineering Science and met her husband Matthew. Upon graduating Shizue was employed at the RCA David Sarnoff Research Center in Princeton and then went on to become a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories before leaving to pursue opportunities in consulting and was a successful entrepreneur. Mrs. Davis has resided in Cranford, NJ since 1989 where she raised her son (Harrison, 23) and daughter (Olivia, 16). A violinist with the Summit Symphony, Shizue also actively supported a number of youth music organizations, most recently the Northern New Jersey Youth Orchestra. She loved nature and was fascinated with mushrooms, edible plants and the Adirondack wilderness. She is survived by her Mother, husband, children, brother: Dr. Daichi Shimbo and several in-laws, nieces, nephews and grand nieces & nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Shizue's name to the Gerson Institute, P.O. Box 161358, San Diego, CA 92176.

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