Richard M Shope Sr. obituary 1928~2021


Richard M Shope Sr., age 93, of Three Springs, PA, entered eternal rest on Saturday September 4, 2021, at Embassy of Huntingdon Park in Huntingdon, PA.

He was born on February 24, 1928, in Saltillo, PA, the son of the late John B. Sr. and the late Olive Pearl Shope. He married Laura L. Houck on September 17, 1949.

Richard graduated from Saltillo High School in 1946 where he played football and basketball. He attended Williams Trade School where he learned how to be a Machinist.

He worked at Huntingdon Machine Shop and at Elco as a foreman, where he retired after 40 years of combined service. He enjoyed hunting, ice skating, playing pool, bowling and Nascar.

Richard is survived by his wife of 71 years, Laura Shope of Three Springs, PA, five children, Beverly (wife of Robert Jr.) Hoffman, Deborah (wife of Lanny) Cornelius, Richard M. (husband of Debra) Shope Jr., Paula (wife of Gary) Wible and Timothy Shope, 9 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Richard is also survived by two sisters, Beverly Leidy and Miriam Nonemaker.

Richard is preceded in death by one son, Robert Wayne Shope, two grandsons, Robert H. Hoffman III and Richard M. Shope III.

Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Interment will take place at Cassville Cemetery in Cassville, PA.

The family has entrusted Mr. Shope’s care to Kelso-Cornelius Funeral Home in McConnellsburg, PA.

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

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