Richard A. Shaner, 80, of Muncy, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.
Born Dec. 5, 1932, in Hughesville, he was a son of the late Margaret Farver Shaner. He and his wife, the former Shirley E. Secules, celebrated 57 years of marriage on March 12, 2012.
Dick attended the Hughesville High School and served his country honorably in the U.S. Army Reserves and the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County and the American Legion Post 268, Muncy, where he served as past commander. Dick retired in 1990 from the former Sprout-Waldron's, Muncy, after having worked there for 35 years. Following his retirement, He was employed at Hi-Steel Structures, Williamsport, as an escort driver for many years.
Dick was a member of St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, the Muncy Lodge No. 299 F. & A.M., Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Williamsport, Keystone Sportsmen Association, Loyalsock Valley Antique Machinery Association, Loyal Order of Moose, Muncy Valley Lodge 866, and the Pennsdale Fire Company. He served as a firefighter and EMT in Muncy and Pennsdale Fire Companies for many years. Dick also loved the outdoors, camping, hunting and fishing.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Ronald Shaner of Muncy; a daughter, Susan Shaner Little of Williamsport; five grandchildren, Corby (Jen) Shaner, Amanda (Steve) Shaner Fox, Michelle Little, Brooke (Ryan) Little Koch, and Krista Pardoe; and four great-grandchildren, Kirstyn Nelson, Rylan Koch, Steven Fox and Lola Fox.
In addition to his mother, Dick was preceded in death by two brothers, Verus W. Shaner and Charles O. Shaner.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 E. Water St., Hughesville, with the Rev. Viking D. Dietrich officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hughesville, with graveside military honors accorded by the Korean War Veterans of Lycoming County. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where a Masonic funeral service will be held prior to the funeral service by the Muncy Lodge No. 299 F. & A. M.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.