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Earl R “Harry” Shockey obituary 1942~2023


Mr. Earl R “Harry” Shockey, 80, of Greencastle, PA passed away Saturday morning, March 11, 2023, in his home.

Earl R “Harry” Shockey
Earl R “Harry” Shockey

Born November 5, 1942 in Chambersburg, PA, he was the son of the late Earl E. Shockey and Anna Mary (Crider) Smith.

Mr. Shockey served honorably with the United States Marines Corps for 4 years.

He and his wife, the late Mary L. “Ginger” (Bakner) Shockey, were married on April 23, 2005 in Faith United Methodist Church, Waynesboro. Mrs. Shockey died on October 29, 2018.

Mr. Shockey was employed at Landis Tool Company, Waynesboro, as an electrician. He retired in 2005 after more than 40 years of service.

He was a member of The Owl’s Club and Post Member of Joe Stickell American Legion Post #15, both of Waynesboro.

Mr. Shockey enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Kahl and his son-in-law, Paul Kahl, II; two grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Shockey of Waynesboro; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Sue Day and one brother, Lloyd Shockey.

A graveside service will be announced shortly at the funeral home’s website.

There will be no public viewing.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The John Marsh Cancer Center, 11110 Medical Campus Road Suite 129, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.



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