Dr. Donovan I. Shockey, 96

February 16, 2011
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MARCH 28, 1914-FEB. 16, 2011

WILLIAMSPORT — Dr. Donovan Isaac Benjamin Shockey, 96, died Feb. 16, 2011, at Homewood of Williamsport, Williamsport, Md.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Isaac Benjamin and Nannie Oglesbee Shockey, and by his loving wife of 73 years, Elizabeth Klimenko Shockey.

Dr. Shockey was a native of Waynesboro, Pa. He was a graduate of Waynesboro High School, Class of 1932, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry in 1937.

Dr. Shockey practiced dentistry in Waynesboro from 1937 until he retired in 1977.

He served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946.

During his high school and college vacations he played in several bands at Pen Mar, Md.

After retiring, Dr. and Mrs. Shockey spent many years of travel in their trailer, including visits to all the continental United States, Canada and Mexico. They resided in Port St. Lucie, Fla., from 1982 to 2010.

Dr. Shockey was active in Waynesboro civic events, a member of the Waynesboro Lutheran Church, the Waynesboro Country Club, the Explorers Club of Pine Grove Furnace, Pa., the Waynesboro Shrine Club, the Elks Club, and a life member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Shockey was an avid golfer, fisherman, and bridge player. He and Mrs. Shockey participated in duplicate bridge tournaments until his wife's death in 2010.

Survivors include his sister, Lillian Shively of Chambersburg, Pa.; sons and their spouses, Dr. Paul D. and Barbara Shockey of Savannah, Ga., and Michael J. and Kathy Shockey of Greencastle, Pa.; grandchildren, Matthew D. Shockey of Chambersburg, Alexander P. Shockey of Waynesboro, Benjamin M. Shockey of  Elkhart, Ind., Anna K. Loftin of Hagerstown, Carly Shockey of Hagerstown, and Catrina Shockey of Hagerstown; and great-grandchildren, Isaac Loftin and Joseph Loftin, of Hagerstown.

A family internment will be held at Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, any remembrances be made to the Waynesboro YMCA, Waynesboro, Pa.

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