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Laverne McNeil Shank
  • April 21, 1928
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  • July 04, 2022

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Laverne McNeil Shank, 94, of Port Orange, Florida, formerly of Lancaster, Pennsylvania died on Monday, July 4, 2022 at Stuart F. Meyer Hospice House in Palm Coast, Florida.

He was born on April 21,1928 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to parents Jesse McNeil Shank, Sr. and Esther Pearl Rittenhouse Shank. He was a graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School and served in the Army and the Navy during World War II, stationed in Guam.

Laverne married Patricia Jane Fahey on November 28, 1960. They were married for 58 years when Patricia died on February 25, 2018.

He was employed by the state of Pennsylvania in the beverage industry. His hobbies included coin collecting, baseball card collecting, stamp collecting, boxing and walking/exercising daily.

Laverne was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, two brothers and six sisters. He is survived by a daughter, Donna A. Sheaffer, Flagler Beach, Florida, a son, Laverne M. Shank, Jr., also of Flagler Beach, Florida as well as Los Angeles, California, a granddaughter, Tyeisha L.Sheaffer of Manheim, Pennsylvania, a grandson, Aubrey M. Sheaffer of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and a great-granddaughter, Natalia A. Watt of Manheim, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by a brother, Ronald M. Shank, York, Pennsylvania and two sisters, Nella Bowers, North Carolina and Barbara Baer, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

There will be a viewing on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm with the funeral to follow at 2:00 pm at Shivery Funeral Home, 144 East State Street, Quarryville, Pennsylvania with the Rev. David Heffner officiating.


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