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Jerry Lee Shank, 59

December 05, 2008

-DEC. 3, 2008

MIDDLETOWN, Md. - Jerry Lee Shank, 59, of Middletown, Md., died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at his home.

Jerry was born in Frederick County, Md., and was the son of the late Melvin P. and Nellie V. Haupt Shank.

For 30 years, he had his own small-engine repair business. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed going to old tractor shows and carnivals.

Jerry is survived by two daughters, Becky Shank and Carey Shank, both of Middletown, and one granddaughter, Desiree Rose also of Middletown; two brothers, Kenneth Shank and Melvin Shank, both of Middletown; two sisters, Marylou Hoffmaster of Sharpsburg and Annie Simpson of Middletown; one niece, Sharon Bieluch and her husband James Bieluch of Sharpsburg and two nephews, Wayne Martin of Hagerstown and Skip Simpson of Inwood, W.Va.; a great-niece, Jennifer Martin; one great-nephew, Andrew Phebus, and a great-great-nephew Brady Wiles; eight stepnieces and stepnephews.

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He will be sadly missed by his former wife and friend, Brenda Fox; and good friends, Tina Coleman and Joyce Hendershot.

Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Ray Junior Shank, on Jan. 25, 2008.

The family will receive friends at Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville, Md., on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. A celebration of Jerry's life will begin at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Donna Ritchey-Martin following the visitation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to help defray the funeral expenses be made c/o Annie Simpson, P.O. Box 645, Middletown, MD 21769.

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