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J. Wayne Shank
  • December 06, 1940
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  • August 01, 2013

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J. Wayne Shank, 72 of Winter Park died Thursday, August 1, 2013.  Wayne was born December 6, 1940 in Cresson, Pennsylvania to the late Bernice and Merwyn Shank.  Wayne grew up in Altoona, Pennsylvania and entered the United States Air Force after high school.  He met and married the love of his life Marion Lomas on March 28, 1970 and they settled in Winter Park to raise their two children.  Wayne was a determined man with a sense of stubbornness, but taught his children how to love life.  He was a devoted husband and father.  Wayne was an avid bowler, PBA Member and coached youth bowling to his children starting in the early 1980's.  He continued to coach bowling to children and was proud to work with his grandson.  He worked as an Insurance Adjuster for many years in the Central Florida area.  Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Marion;  daughter, Stephanie and her husband, Wendell Beasley;  son, Steven Shank; grandchildren, Cameron Shank and Katelyn Shank all of Winter Park and his brother, Gary Shank of Florida.  A life celebration will be held at 4pm, Saturday, August 10th at his home.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made the the American Lung Association or American Heart Association.
 
 







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  1. 05 Aug 2013
    Charles Enright says:
    For those of you who knew Wayne will know what i'm talking about when I say you will never meet another amazing, brilliant, loving, compassionate person about his family and his friends. I know this because Wayne came into my life back in 1988 when I met him through his son Steven. He has always been a good Father for his children and we all know he loved the game of bowling. i give my deepest condolences to family and friends, he truly will be missed. Wayne will always have a special place in my heart.

  2. 04 Aug 2013
    Lou Mattox says:
    As with many, many others, I knew Wayne from bowling. He was always polite, courteous, and friendly to me and comported himself professionally on the lanes whenever we bowled together. Wayne was an interesting man to talk with and whenever we crossed paths always had a smile to share. Condolences to all of you during this sad time. He will be missed.