Edward (Jim) E. Shadle, 86, of 230 Arch St., Milton, Pa., formerly of Rauchtown, Pa., and Renovo, Pa., went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2012.
Born March 8, 1926, in North Bend, Pa., he was the youngest of 13 children born to the late John H. and Anna M. (Hiller) Shadle.
He married Lucile (Teel) D. Parker on June 25, 1945, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Renovo, Pa. Teel passed Nov. 19, 2002, after 57 years of marriage.
Jim graduated from St. Joseph's High School in 1944. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and served in the Navy on the USS Jubilee during World War II. He retired from Conrail in 1989.
Jim enjoyed stamp and coin collecting. As a young man he played baseball in North Bend and coached junior league baseball in Rauchtown.
Jim was a lifetime member of the K of C and the Moose Club. He attended the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bastress, Pa.
Jim is survived by daughters, Nancy L. (Donald) Friedkin of Jackson, Tenn., Ethel K. (Charles) Perry of New Columbia, Pa., and Mary E. (James) Miller of Broken Bow, Okla.; sons, Lewis E. (Margaret Shadle Sr. of Warrenton, Va., and Christopher D. (Gail) Shadle of Ardmore, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Also, a sister, Eileen E. Huff, of Renovo, Pa., and brother-in-law, Mickey (Carol) Kelley of North Bend, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Candace A. Shadle, Sept. 12, 1964; three brothers, Joseph L., Henry J. and John H. Shadle; and eight sisters, Caroline C. Marshall, Gertrude M. Bower, Catherine E. Pierce, Margaret E. Wise, Frances M. Shadle, Helen M. Cullinan, Theresa P. Ford and Bernadine C. Frady.
There will be no visitation.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. on Aug. 7, 2012, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Renovo, Pa., with interment at the St. Joseph Cemetery, Hyner, Pa.
The family will provide the flowers. Donations can be made to the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
Funeral arrangements by the Jerre Wirt Blank Funeral Home, 309 Water St., Northumberland.