Search
Close this search box.

John J Shank 1942-2024

Mr. John J Shank, 81, of Greencastle, PA, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2024 in WellSpan Hospital, York, PA.

John J Shank
John J Shank

Born June 19, 1942 in Greencastle, he was the son of the late William and Lilly (Monninger) Shank.

Mr. Shank was a graduate of Greencastle High School with the Class of 1960.

He took his trade at Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro (1960), later was employed by Mack Truck, Hagerstown, MD (1972-1992) and retired from Frick Co., Waynesboro where he was employed from 1993-2003.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Parson) Shank; son, Robert Shank and his wife, Christine; two granddaughters, Karen & Jenny; three step-children; seven step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Shank (Ruby) and Leslie Shank (Kay); several nieces and nephews; and many, many musician friends having played dobra at different jam sessions for many years.

Mr. Shank was preceded in death by his first wife, Sharon (Moore) Shank; who passed away, June 7, 1996; three sisters, Effie Fetterhoff, Irene Helman and Mary Meyers; and three brothers, Joseph, Abby and Robert Shank.

John will be greatly missed by all.

Services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 13, 2024 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro with Pastor John Scahill officiating.

Burial will follow in Brown’s Mill Cemetery, Kauffman Station.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Grace Baptist Church, 623 N. Grant Street Ext., Waynesboro PA 17268.


MORE OBITUARIES


Comments

Gregg P Davis 1926-2024

Gregg was well known as an avid outdoorsman, a passion he developed as a boy who helped provide food during the Depression.

A Fred McCleaf 1923-2024

Mr. McCleaf served in the South Pacific with the United States Navy during World War II. He owned and operated A. Fred McCleaf Plumbing & Heating most of his life.

Daily Forecast, February 24, 2024

Franklin County Forecast: In the forecast for today, we are expecting light rain, with a high of 42.03°F and a low of 27.55°F. The humidity

Who We Are

The Franklin County Free Press, established by Vicky Taylor in 2019, emerged as a beacon of local journalism for the residents of Franklin County. Under Vicky's leadership, it quickly became an essential source of news, particularly at a time when major newspaper publications were increasingly overlooking local coverage.

On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

Rooted in the heart of Franklin County and powered by its residents, the Franklin County Free Press continues to bridge the gap, ensuring that the local stories, events, and issues that matter most to the community remain in the spotlight.