Robert C. Shade

Robert C. Shade, 75, of Denver, Pa. and formerly of Williamsport, passed away at home on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Evelyn M. Shade; two children: Diane R. Adair (Troy), of Ephrata, Pa. and Duane R. Shade, of Waynesboro, Pa.; two granddaughters: Brittany R. Hartlove (Dennis) and Kelsey E. Hogan (Jonathan), all of Ephrata, Pa.; three great-grandchildren: Benjamin, Elijah, and Lucas; and one brother, William F. Shade Jr., of Williamsport.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, William F. and Dorothy (Slack) Shade; and one sister, Elizabeth Crockett.

Born in Williamsport, Bob graduated from Williamsport High School and Williamsport Tech with a degree in Printing.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1964-66 and moved to Denver, Pa. after returning from the military. He had been a member of Mellingers Lutheran Church in Schoeneck, Pa. for over 50 years and worked at the former Science Press in Ephrata for 42 years, retiring in 2004.

Friends will be received at Mellingers Lutheran Church, 80 Gockley Road, Stevens-Schoeneck, Pa. from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Memorial services officiated by the Rev. Timothy L. Craven will begin at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Bob’s memory to the American Diabetes Association at

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