Dennis E. Shank, 62

JUNE 5, 1949-FEB. 23, 2012

February 23, 2012
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Dennis Eugene Shank Sr., 62, died Feb. 23, 2012.

He was born June 5, 1949, in Hagerstown, Md. He graduated in 1967 from Boonsboro High School.

He worked for Mack Trucks until 1988. He was the son of Catherine Irene (Nalley) Shank and the late Orville Gorman Shank of Boonsboro.

He died at Julia Manor Nursing Home after a yearlong battle with mouth cancer.

He is survived by his son, Dennis E. Shank Jr., 43, and spouse, Amanda, of McDonough, N.Y.; his daughter, Darlene A. Ebersole, 40, and spouse, Darrell Ebersole Jr., of Cavetown, Md.; and five grandsons, Tyler and Josh Shank, Cameron, Ian and Kyle Ebersole.

Also surviving are his mother, Catherine Shank; seven brothers and three sisters, Edward Shank Sr. and spouse, Janet, Dale Shank Sr., Herb Shank and spouse, Laura, Orville "Jr." Shank and spouse, Anna "Sue,” James Shank, Allen Shank and spouse, Barb, Vincent Shank, Mary Cosens and spouse, Mike, Faye Shank and spouse, Ronnie McCoy, and Marjorie Leatherman and spouse, Clair Lee; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


He was preceded in death by his father, Orville; brother, William; and sister, Patsy.

Family will receive friends and family Saturday, Feb. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. The memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. at Ringgold Church of Christ, 14420 Barkdoll Road, Hagerstown. For directions, call 301-824-2772 or log on to

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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