Gary Wayne Shantz obituary 1946~2021


Mr. Gary Wayne Shantz, of Chambersburg, died peacefully Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at his residence.

Gary Wayne Shantz
Gary Wayne Shantz

Born June 24 1946, in Hagerstown, he was a son of the late Max Sharon and Emma Susan Chaney Shantz. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

Gary was a hard and dedicated worker in construction and roofing before retiring in 2004.

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He was very much an outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting. He will also be remembered for being an excellent trapper. Additionally, Gary was an amateur mechanic enjoying the opportunity to work on one of his own cars, or a friend’s. Gary was also a member of the American Legion.

Surviving is his daughter Tessa Lee (Hershey) Holtry (Wade Snyder) of Newville; and granddaughters Natalee K. and Raychael L. Holtry, also both of Newville; as well as by siblings, Sandra Coy, Florence Peck and Maxine Robison and her companion Frank Spriggs; his brother-in-law Richard Wise; his trustworthy and faithful dog, “Goldie”; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides his parents, Gary was preceded in death by siblings Ronald and George Shantz, and Janet Wise; and a niece and nephew.

The Williams F. Sellers Funeral Home, Chambersburg, is assisting the family with arrangements.

There will not be visiting at the funeral home.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.


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