Rory Edward Shaver, 48, formerly of Jenkins Township, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Celtic Healthcare, Wilkes-Barre, surrounded by his wife of 15 years, Denise, and his loving family.
Born in Kingston, he was a son of Mable Shaver Boyle and stepson of Cornelius Boyle, and son of the late Robert Shaver. He was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School, Class of 1983, and served his country proudly in the U.S. Army for eight years.
He worked with Techneglas, owned his own business and most recently worked with Lowes Regional Distribution Center since 2008.
He was a member of Centermoreland United Methodist Church and Swoyersville American Legion Post 644.
Rory was a jack of all trades always willing to help friends and family. A sports enthusiast, he loved NASCAR, the Miami Dolphins and his dogs.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his three sisters, Robin, Pamela and Rebecca, and a sister-in-law, Lenore Shaver.
He is survived by his wife and best friend, Denise; daughter, April Becton; stepson, Richard Bevan; a granddaughter and love of his life, Amaryllis Chicallio; siblings, Robert Shaver and his wife, Terri, Daphne, Ala.; Richard Shaver, Factoryville; Roxanne Darby, Centermoreland; Ronnie Shaver and wife, Cheri, Falls; Randy Shaver and wife, Kim, Harveys Lake; and Ryan Shaver, Falls; several nieces, nephews and great-nephews; an aunt, Carol Shaver, Dallas; sister-in-law, Debbie Cooper and husband, Tom; and his best canine pals, Matti and Albie.
A celebration of Rory's life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Daniel J. Hughes Funeral & Cremation Service, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Private funeral and interment will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the SPCA or Blue Chip.