Michael "Mick" Shambro
Saturday 20th of March 1948 - Tuesday 1st of January 2019
Michael “Mick” Joseph Shambro, 70, passed away on January 1, 2019 surrounded by his family and friends. Mick was the only child of the late Samuel George and Louise (Guiroff) Shambro. He was born and raised in Granite City, Illinois. He moved to Kentucky in 1986 where he attended Kentucky State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
While attending KSU he met and married his wife of 30 years, Debra. They followed their dreams and passions creating a fulfilling and wonderful life together.
Mick is survived by his wife Debra; step-children, Heidi and Gabe, and grandchildren, Dylan, Maddie and Cullen. Mick is also survived by many uncles, aunts, as well as numerous cousins…too many mention.
A Memorial/Celebration of Life will be held for Mick on January 26th in Lexington, Kentucky at 480 Curry Ave. 40508 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Friends and Family are invited.
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Ax + Bysays
Mick Mick Mick ... we grow up together along the banks of the Mississippi...his self taught guitar playing always lead to the song "North To Alaska" over a campfire. Parties began on his arrival...life of the party...great great smile and he was his own "Brand". As we grew older the frequency of our getting together stretched out, usually at GCHS class reunions, or spending the weekend with Debbie and Mick at their timeshare. Had the opportunity to go to Europe with them and another time on a cruise...regret not doing them...had no idea. Mick showed us how to exit the departure lounge with the through on one of his jigsaw pattern's ... "Never Along" RIP
I met Mick when he had his shop on Maxwell Street. I happened to stop in and was enchanted by his shop. He was the first person to encourage me by featuring my framed origami butterflies in his shop. He didn't know what that would lead to. Thank Mick (and Debbie!) for being so friendly and welcoming. Every time I went to an art show and saw Mick I would always make a detour to say hello. He was a bright spot in this world and will be missed. Prayers for him and the family.
Laura and Scotsays
Scot and I were blessed to get to know Mick. We enjoyed his wit and comments that helped pass the time at the art shows. Truly talented man. He will be missed. May the angels be with Debbie and the family as they adjust to his absence.
His smile could light up that shop any time of day! And that smile is going to be missed by so many. Sending love and prayer your way.
I am so shocked and sorry to hear about Micks passing. His life was cut way to short. My condolences go out to Debbie and family.
I was stunned to learn of Mick’s illness and passing. I’ve known Mick for years as a fellow artist, and served with him on the Kentucky Guild board. I always enjoyed chatting with him at shows, board meetings, and jury sessions. I’ll miss his big grin, his laugh, and our mutual good natured ribbing. Rest In Peace, my friend, it was way too soon.