George R. Shank, 83

SEPT. 16, 1928-NOV. 14, 2011

November 15, 2011
  • George R. Shank
George R. Shank

George Ralph Shank, 83, of Williamsport, Md., passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, surrounded by his family and friends.

Born Sept. 16, 1928, in St. James, Md., to the late Benjamin K. and Grace Houser Shank.

He was employed by St. James School until retiring in 2005 after 55 years of service. He also worked part-time as a painter.  

In his free time he enjoyed fishing, painting and spending time with his family and friends.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was a member of St. James Brethren Church, St. James.

He was a member of American Legion Potomac Post 202, Williamsport.

Survivors include: wife, Charlotte Gossard Shank, married 56 years, of Williamsport; daughter, Sadie F. Showe of Williamsport; daughter, Kathy M. Jones and her husband, Bill, of Williamsport; son, Allen B. Shank and his wife, Kathy, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; daughter, Dawn E. Gordon of Smithsburg, Md.; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three stepgrandchildren; one step-great-grandson; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Bob Shank, Don Shank and Bill Shank.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral home will be open after 9 a.m. on Thursday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at The Chapel of St. James School on Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. D. Stuart Dunnan officiating. Interment will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, Md.

Memorial donations may be made to: St. James School, 17641 College Road, St. James, MD 21740

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