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Waynesboro man killed in crash remembered as 'fun-loving'

January 07, 2008|By ERIN CUNNINGHAM

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro man who died in a car crash Friday was described by his mother Sunday as "fun-loving."

Jeremy Shank, 31, enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his fiancée, Marisa Leonard, and her 8-year-old daughter, Mallory, said his mother, Roberta Shank of Waynesboro.

Jeremy, of 13508 Waterloo Road, was driving west on Amsterdam Road when his Ford pickup truck crossed into the oncoming lane about 6:30 p.m., Washington Township Police said. His vehicle went off the road and down a hill before hitting a fence and trees, police said. The truck ended up on its roof.

Roberta Shank says she believes her son was on his way home at the time of the crash, but is not sure.

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Jeremy had one brother, Jason Shank, who said Jeremy had been with his fiancée for about five years.

"He really liked spending time with his fiancée's daughter, Mallory," Jason said.

Jeremy was a subcontractor with Blue Mountain Woodworks Inc. and Advanced Casework Inc., both in Hagerstown.

Roberta Shank said her son had a great personality, and that he was loved by his friends and family. He enjoyed playing pool and had a motorcycle that he rode frequently.

Police said Saturday that a passenger ? Travis L. Shade of 8866 Picadilly Circle, Waynesboro ? was treated at Waynesboro Hospital.

Hospital employees said Saturday there was no record of Shade being a patient there.

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