Alvin E. Shutters Jr., 52, of Caledonia Road, Weedville, died early Tuesday morning (Aug. 20, 2013) as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
Born May 18, 1961, in Ridgway, he was a son of Freda Alice Thacher Shutters, who survives, and the late Alvin E. Shutters Sr. In 1979, he married Carrie Aul Shutters, who survives.
In addition to his mother and wife, both of Weedville, he is survived by two children, Kenneth (Irene) Shutters of Pittsburgh and Amanda (fiance Eric Lattin) Shutters of Tacoma, Wash.; one brother, Marvin (Linda) Shutters of Dayton, Wash.; and one sister, Karen (Chris) Launer of Eagle River, Alaska.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Mr. Shutters was a graduate of St. Marys High School and attended Penn State University
. He served in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 1987. He was a pipefitter, working with numerous companies.
Mr. Shutters was an active member of the Patriot Guard Riders, a member of the Bennett's Valley Legion Post 978, the "2 Bees and a C" Beekeepers and past active member of the Letters from Home program.
He lived most of his life in Bennett's Valley.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Brian Aul officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Bennett's Valley Legion Post 978 Burial Detail. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery, Weedville.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR-PA), 789 Washington Pike, Avella, PA 15312.