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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On August 18, 2015 @ 10:55 am In Obituary | 50 Comments


SHAWN ROBERT SPEROFF entered into the loving embrace of our Lord on August 4, 2015 in Phoenix, AZ at the age of 28. He is survived by his mother Joann and father Robert, brothers Ryan and Brandon and many loving family relatives and friends. Shawn ‘E Boy’ was born in Memphis, TN on March 15, 1987. The family moved to Elk Grove, CA a year after that.   He attended elementary school in Elk Grove, CA and returned to Collierville to finish elementary and high school. He graduated from Collierville High School in TN with honors and left a wrestling legacy of multi time State Qualifier, a State Placer and a Commercial Appeal MVP. He then graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA degree in Psychology. He continued to have a passion and enthusiasm for sports and competition. He received his NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) Certified Personal Trainer Certificate and was active in physical fitness, nutrition and body building. He was considered by many to be determined, dedicated and accomplished in everything he set out to do especially in his routine workouts at the gym. He loved his job and the people at On-Time Express where he was an Operations Analyst. Shawn was an active member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Phoenix where he was involved with the young professionals’ ministry. He was a beautiful person with a kind heart, considerate of others, quiet, thoughtful, fun loving and independent. His reassuring smile would brighten up a room and make you feel happy, too. Shawn invented his own way of eating chicken wings, the “chicken wing slide” and loved Texas Pete on most everything. He could eat a full bag of beef jerky in one sitting and yes, even enjoyed, on a rare occasion, a maple bacon doughnut as a treat. He once wrote, “[…] everything in moderation. Balance is the key to a happy life; however it is by far one of the hardest things to accomplish. Too much of a good thing can ultimately make you unhappy and resentful at that person, thing or activity… so my point is this: if you want to eat a doughnut… eat a doughnut.” This is what he would want for us all, to attain the balance in each and every one of our lives. In his own quiet and steady way, he was able to have a strong impact on those around him. He will be dearly missed and forever loved by his family and friends. Arrangements have been finalized for a memorial service celebration to be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 16223 S. 48th Street, Phx., AZ 85048.  Visitation begins at 10:00 AM and mass begins at 10:30 AM followed by a reception at the church.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations on behalf of Shawn St. Benedict Catholic Church in Phoenix or the Catholic Church of the Incarnation Special Fund in Memphis.

Condolences for the family of “SPEROFF, SHAWN ROBERT”

Condolence from Gregory Richards on August 18th, 2015 1:16 pm

Bob and Joann,

Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. I hope you will soon find peace.

Kindest regards,
Greg Richards

Condolence from Carmel Toussaint on August 18th, 2015 1:34 pm

My deepest condolences to you and your family on your loss. Enternal rest grant onto him and may perpetual light shine on him. Prayer is the key to give us strength when we need it.

Condolence from paula prah on August 18th, 2015 1:49 pm

My dearest nephew Shawn you’ll be missed more than you could ever know. Your smile lit up a room ,now it will light the night sky.We have pictures and memories that is our keepsake we will never part with. God has you. But we have you in our heart forever.You were taken away from us but we shall love you forever and you will fill part of that empty space in our heart.While you shine in heaven for all. Love Aunt Paula (anti-Paula) God Bless.

Condolence from Nancy France on August 18th, 2015 2:16 pm

Bob and Joann, You are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m here for you. My prayer is for God to wrap His loving arms around you and for you to feel His peace.

Condolence from Thomas Lopez on August 18th, 2015 2:19 pm

I am deeply saddened by your sudden loss. Please know that your family here at FedEx loves all of you and is praying for Shawn and all of the family. We are all here for you in this difficult time,

Condolence from Jacqueline Fields on August 18th, 2015 2:21 pm

I can only imagine the tear in your hearts with the loss of your love one. While words are so insignificant during times like these, please try to fill the void with embracing others more, sharing simple unconditional love and the great admiration you witnessed both then and now for being blessed with someone in your life so wonderful. May God Bless You and All That Knew Shawn Robert Speroff.

Condolence from Jan Courtney on August 18th, 2015 2:30 pm

Bob, Joann, Ryan and Brandon, words cannot express the sadness that so many of us feel with Shawn’s passing. Please know that we are lifting you all up in prayer during this very difficult time.

Condolence from Cj Roe on August 18th, 2015 2:45 pm

May he live forever on your hearts. My deepest condolences for your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Michael Vasinko on August 18th, 2015 6:00 pm

Bob Joan and Family
It’s sad and unfortunate that Shawn was only here a short while. Be glad you had a chance to share part of his wonderful life & love with you and can keep the memories .
In my thoughts and prayer
Love Michael

Condolence from Gregory and Erica Johnson on August 18th, 2015 6:02 pm

Mr. Bob, Mrs. Joann, Ryan, and Brandon,

Our deepest condolences during this most difficult time. I keep thinking back to our wrestling days at Collierville. It was an absolute blessing to have had the opportunity to share so many fond memories with your family during those years. You are in our prayers.

Very respectfully,

Greg, Erica Johnson

Condolence from Stephen and Maryfrances Hoffman on August 18th, 2015 6:19 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this extremely difficult time. We join you in our sorrow.
Steve, Maryfrances and family.

Condolence from Chris & Zondra Cawein on August 19th, 2015 5:52 am

Dear Bob & Joann, although we didn’t know Shawn, it is comforting to know he is with our Lord. We both pray for comfort for you and the family.

Leave the past to the mercy of God,
The present to the love of God
The future to the providence of God

Condolence from Randy Siepler on August 19th, 2015 8:22 am

Bob and family,
I am deeply saddened by your loss. I wish you all the best and hope that you find peace.

Thanks, Randy and family.

Condolence from Karen Keaton on August 19th, 2015 8:39 am

Bob and Joann,
Jeff and I send our most heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this incredibly sad time.

Condolence from Paul Mormon on August 19th, 2015 11:49 am

Dear Speroff Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time of loss. We pray for peace and the comfort of God’s embrace over your family.

Paul Mormon and Family
Bud Mormon and Family

Condolence from Helen Cargile on August 19th, 2015 1:56 pm

Sending you all love, light and prayers.

Condolence from Aunt Pat & Uncle Don on August 19th, 2015 4:45 pm

Joann, Bob, Ryan and Brandon:

There are no words to even begin to express our deepest sorrow for the loss of our nephew Shaun.

His memory will live in our hearts forever. Our love and prayers are with you always.

Condolence from Bill Robbins on August 19th, 2015 5:44 pm

Bob , Joann and Family

Bette and I cannot imagine what your family must feel during this most sorrowful time. I remember meeting Shawn a couple of years ago and immediately recognized a young man with a contagious personality and full of energy. I pray that God’s grace will be sufficient for you in the coming days and years.

Condolence from Linda R. Edwards on August 20th, 2015 12:02 am

Dear Bob and Joann and Family,

May your deep love for Shawn and your great faith help sustain you during this difficult time of grief for your precious son, who left this earthly life far too soon. Lifting you up in prayer that you may be comforted by the Holy Spirit and that you may find peace in knowing you will see Shawn again. My deepest sympathies to all.

Condolence from Sheila Accorso on August 20th, 2015 3:11 am

Bob and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Shawn’s passing. I pray that your strong faith will help you through this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Fondly, Sheila.

Condolence from Amy Cathey on August 20th, 2015 5:32 am

Bob, thinking of you and your family and sending prayers.

Condolence from Frank Amato on August 20th, 2015 9:10 am

Lifetime friends come far and few between, I was lucky enough to call you one from riding bikes as youngsters until now. I’ll miss you more than words can explain Shawn E Boy, watch over us until we see you again brother…

Condolence from Fr. Bob on August 20th, 2015 10:31 am

Dear Bob and Joann,
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Please once again accept my heartfelt sympathies and condolences upon the demise of Shawn my parishioner at St. Benedcit. We all feel your loss. Shawn was part of our family. He was a wonderful guy,awesome and a lightin the desert. We know that he is with God. Please be assured of our continual prayers. May the Loving and Merciful God grant Shawn eternal rest. Eternal rest grant him O Lord and let your perpetual light shine on him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Condolence from Dennis Roche on August 20th, 2015 12:06 pm

Bob, Joanne and Family,

Our sincerest condolences on your loss and thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Gregg & Tami Treadway on August 20th, 2015 3:54 pm


Tami and I are heartbroken for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies.

Condolence from Randy Marquette on August 21st, 2015 9:06 am

Bob and Joanne,

Just know that you have MANY friends at FedEx all across the country thinking of you. I don’t know why stuff like this happens but you are definitely in our thoughts and prayers..


Condolence from Sam Nesbit on August 21st, 2015 11:11 am

Bob, Joann, Family,

We are extremely sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies. We wish you all needed support and strength during this time. We will keep you in our prayers.


Condolence from Marianne Hooper on August 22nd, 2015 6:12 am

We were so sorry to hear about the death of Shawn. Your family is in our prayers for comfort and healing on this hard journey.

Condolence from Brian & Judy Speroff on August 22nd, 2015 1:11 pm

Bob, Joann, Brandon, and Ryan
We’re all so sad to hear of Shawn’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Brian & Judy Speroff and Family

Condolence from Sharon and Kurt Lucka on August 24th, 2015 7:01 am

We are so sad to hear this heartbreaking news about Shawn’s passing. May God hold your hands and walk you gently through this journey, and bless you all with his love. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at his time.

Condolence from Becky Bell on August 24th, 2015 9:14 am

Bob, Joann and family,

A young life has passed from our sight but never from our hearts. Surely there is no loss that is sadder or harder to understand. Know that those who care about you are thinking of you with deep compassion and sadness at this difficult time. I’ll be holding you extra close in prayer.

“Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories”

Condolence from Peggy Fiveash on August 24th, 2015 1:31 pm

May God comfort you and surround you with His love.

May God surround you with His love. We pray for understanding and His peace.
In loving support and prayer, Peggy

Condolence from Wanda English on August 25th, 2015 8:39 am

Bob and JoAnn,

My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of loss. Please know that God is in control and will keep you and the family engulfed in his loving arms. Heaven has another special angel to watch over us all!

Condolence from Cindy and John Alfonso on August 25th, 2015 2:41 pm

Bob, Joann, Ryan and Brandon,

We are so saddened to hear of the loss of your dear Shawn. No words to say here that can help, but we do want you to know that we love your sweet family and are sending love and prayers that your deep faith will help you through this. Please let us know how we can help in Phoenix. John and Cindy Alfonso

Condolence from Tom & Sherry on August 25th, 2015 5:10 pm

May God send His Holy Spirit to comfort you in this time of great sadness.
Love & Prayers to all of you. Tom & Sherry

Condolence from Bernice Boyden on August 26th, 2015 1:28 pm

Bob, JoAnn and Family,

You have my deepest sympathies as you work through this trying time. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers.


Condolence from Steve and Melanie Hanks on August 26th, 2015 6:58 pm

Melanie and I are so devastated by this tragic news of his passing. We can think of no greater sorrow than the loss of a child, especially at his age. Please know our thoughts are with you. All our love, Melanie and Steve

Condolence from Randy Flake on August 27th, 2015 6:05 am


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from John and Pam Haney on August 30th, 2015 11:36 am

Bob, Joann and Family: The devastating loss to you of Shawn is overwhelming. Our belief is Shawn was a very special individual in that God wanted him to have eternal peace. He is safe now wrapped in God’s arms.

Stay strong in your faith and support one another.

Condolence from Paula Presnoples on August 31st, 2015 9:55 am

Bob, Joann, Ryan and Brandon,

I am so sorry for your loss; I can’t even imagine how difficult this is for you. However your memories are never lost, they will be with you forever. I know your faith will support you and comfort you. Know that someday you will see the entire picture and know why this happened; love of family and friends will get you through until then. Remember to breath.

Condolence from Steve and Julie Carkeet on September 1st, 2015 3:17 pm

Our deepest sympathy to you all! Shawn sounds like a wonderful young man! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!

Condolence from Gary & Cheryl Goodpaster on September 3rd, 2015 4:33 pm

Joann, Bob and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Shawn was a wonderful young man and will be remembered by many. Gary and I will keep you in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy to your entire family. Just know God has you in his arms to help you through these difficult days. Love, Gary & Cheryl

Condolence from Steve and Kathy Farnham on September 5th, 2015 10:12 am

Bob and Family,
Thoroughly enjoyed the memorial slide show you put together for Shawn. Helps us who did not know him well have a better idea of how blessed you were By his presence and helps us understand how tragic this loss must be for you’re family.

Our hearts and prayers go out to you all.

Steve and Kathy

Condolence from Jesus and Blanca Cerda on September 5th, 2015 1:23 pm

Our sincerest condolences on your loss and thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Laura and Ken Deyling on September 7th, 2015 5:54 am

Bob, JoAnn, Ryan and Brandon,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Shawn impacted the world in many positive ways and his memory will continue though those actions.

Condolence from Jo Kee on September 7th, 2015 10:18 am

Joann…I am so so sorry to hear of this tragic loss….I remember Shawn as a smart, happy, 7th grade student…I am thinking of you and your family and sending my deepest sympathy… Jo Kee

Condolence from Jorie Maki on September 12th, 2015 6:41 am

Mrs. Speroff… I know that I left you with my number but PLEASE use it ANY time you need to… I’ve never felt more compelled to make sure that someone was going to be alright than i have for you… I am so incredibly sorry for your loss… Jorie

Condolence from Matt Fields on September 27th, 2015 10:37 pm

It has been a long time, but I will never forget the memories I shared with my class of wrestlers at Collierville High School. No one will ever understand how it was to be among them like those men. Shawn will undoubtedly be missed and was an such incredible guy! My deepest condolences to Shawn’s family and friends. All I can say is to never forget to celebrate this LIFE that we shared!

Condolence from Anthony Ratto on October 5th, 2015 9:05 am

Today I was informed from a dear friend of mine and Shawn’s of the unfortunate tragedy. Shawn was a good man on his way in life to becoming a great man when his Lord decided to call him home. Shawn’s legacy may have been cut short but the quality of his work as a life coach/ mentor to those around him. I don’t think Shawn really recognized all the work he was doing helping people with there health and the body and the spiritual and mind and soul. When he’s helping young people, listening to someone life problems or even just helping out with a workout or a diet. He never asked for anything in return. He just did it because it was the next right thing to do. Life for those who where blessed blessed

Condolence from Julie Villones on November 14th, 2015 7:22 pm

So glad I found this online. Our entire family is very saddened by the loss of your brother and son. I lost a sister at age 19, she was 22 (auto accident). Your life is forever changed and we are all so so sorry. There are no words but we are so grateful that Brandon had those last months with his brother. Ashley still talks about Shawn and we wish we had gotten to meet him because she always said he was full of life and so glad he was there for Brandon after so long. We are so sorry for you both and Brandon and your other son and just really have been wanting you to know that. God Bless you all.
Robert and Julie Villones and Family

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