Kimberly Williams-Shuker Obituary, Death – On July 23, 2023, Kimberly L. Williams-Shuker, 52, of O’Hara Twp., passed away at home. Wife, close friend, and soul mate of Michael T. Shuker. Child of John and Eileen Williams. Sibling of Becky (Jeff) Randazzo. The aunt of Nina Randazzo, Dylan, and Jake.
She is the sister-in-law of Patrick and Jane Reilly, Michelle Shuker, Stephanie (David), and their children. She is the daughter-in-law of William and Joanne Shuker. Kim’s cherished cats, Max, Seth, Maggie, Tess, Stu, Eddie, and Marty, will miss her. Additionally, she has friends everywhere, including in other countries. Kim was born and raised in Cranford, New Jersey. There, she attended secondary school and graduated in 1988.
Then, in 1992, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in archaeology from Columbia University. The University of Pittsburgh awarded her a Ph.D. in anthropology in 2005. Her specialty was Northeastern early American history. Since 2005, Kim has taught part-time at the University of Pittsburgh.
Additionally, she has been employed with Prescott & Associates since 2012 as a Senior Analyst. Kim has been a member of the Calliope Board of Directors, a Pittsburgh-based folk music group, since 2014. She has been in charge of the organization before. Given how much she loved her animals, Kim was the perfect cat mom for any cat.
She loved to cook, and she was renowned for the themed feasts she made for significant events like the Olympics. She loved spending time in her garden. She had spent many years working on a co-op farm, so she brought her love and knowledge of farming to her home garden. She loved taking road trips across the United States and Canada. Her favorite pleasure was visiting historical sites, and her most recent excursion was to L’Anse aux Meadows.
She was the best guide anyone could have asked for, even without a GPS, even if Mike did all the driving. She loved taking her family to the Jersey Shore, especially Long Beach Island, to visit her sister’s beach house. She enjoyed music and played the flute well. She liked going to concerts and could rival anyone’s list of 1980s alternative music performances. Only the Old 97s still remember her.
She took part in the LearnedLeague, and the Sunday NYT crossword puzzle gave her a lot of intellectual satisfaction. She also loved staying in touch with her friends from high school and college, whether in person or on Zoom. Personal funeral. Later, Kim’s family and friends will gather to celebrate her life. Instead of flowers, contributions can be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank at www.pittsburghfoodbank.org or the Animal Friends of Pittsburgh at www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org.