John Scott Shank II, 55

October 25, 2009

OCT. 21, 1954-OCT. 22, 2009

BOONSBORO - John Scott Shank II, 55, of Boonsboro, Md., died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at Washington County Hospital.

Born Oct. 21, 1954, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of John S. Shank and the late Beth I. Norris Shank.

He was a 1972 graduate of South Hagerstown High School and a 1977 graduate of Towson University with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration.

He was employed by the City of Hagerstown as the code administration, building inspector.

He was president and owner of Rocky Spring Enterprises Inc. and Rocky Spring Farm.

He was a member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren of Hagerstown; Potomac Fish and Game, Elks Lodge 378, Sons of the American Legion Post 211 and Williamsport Improved Order of Red Men. He served as treasurer of the Allen K. Graham Memorial Scholarship, and was a board member of the Washington County Soil Conservation District. He was a former president of the Washington County Holstein Association, and former member of the Washington County Agricultural Exposition Board of Directors.


He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Sharon W. (Myers) Shank; one daughter, Carrie M. Aaron and her husband, Patrick; two sons, Thomas H. Shank, and John Scott Shank III and his wife, Kristin D.; one sister, Bonnie Weddle and her husband, James; father, John S. Shank and his wife, Madeline, all of Hagerstown; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Homer and Mickey Myers of Smithsburg, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 20420 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, with the Rev. Rachel Black officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Creek Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Allen K. Graham Memorial Scholarship, 20632 Beaver Creek Road, Hagerstown, MD 21740 or Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren.

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