Edward C. Shober Sr.

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June 22, 2014

Edward Charles Shober Sr., 83, of New Castle, died peacefully at home Sunday surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Summit Hill, he was a son of the late James J. and Anna Dougherty Shober.

Edward was the husband of Beverly Carr Ryan Shober and was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie Slaby Shober.

A 1948 graduate of Lansford High School, he was recognized as an All-State football player.

He served in the Army from 1948-52 as a sergeant in the U.S. Constabulary Company A of the 14th Constabulary R.C.T. Regiment in Germany. There, he continued his football career as the starting center on the Regimental Football Team for four years. They won the United States European Command (EUCOM) championship in 1949. He was on the All-EUCOM team.

In 2008, he was inducted into the Carbon County Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

He was employed by the PA Bureau of Forest & Waters and the Department of Environmental Resources from 1959-86, working on flood control projects and the development of Pennsylvania State Parks.

A devout Roman Catholic, he served as a lector and Eucharistic minister. He was a longtime member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Summit Hill and was a member of St. Camillus de Lellis Catholic Church, New Castle.

He served on the Advisory Board of Marian Catholic High School, Hometown, and was an avid fan of the Marian Colts.

He was a longtime member of the Lansford AMVETS, Barracuda Club and Summit Hill American Legion.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Margaret O'Brien Crampsie, James, Marion Bonner, Robert and Thomas.

Edward is survived by his wife, Beverly; sons, Edward Jr. (Virginia Depos), Phoenix, Ariz., and David, D.O. (Michele Schons, D.O.), Pulaski; daughters, Mary Jean Potylycki (Jeffrey), Whitehall, Anne Krause (Randy), Orefield, Joan Hydro (Thomas), Hudson, Mass., and Patricia LoCicero (Anthony III), Fairport, N.Y.; stepchildren, Anne Galmarini (Jeff), New Castle, Wayne Ryan (Lynne Borowiak), New Castle, Adele Scheppner (Mark), New Wilmington, and Lisa Williams (Robert), Pulaski; 14 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; siblings, John, Allentown, Joan Danielwicz, Maple Shade, N.J., Anne Heffelfinger, Coplay, and Verna Patuka, Center Valley; nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Summit Hill. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., followed by a military burial at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery, Nesquehoning. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Camillus Building Fund, the Marie and Edward Shober Memorial Fund at Marian High School or the . Online condolences may be signed at www.parambofh.com. Arrangements are being handled by Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 W. Fell St., Summit Hill.

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Published in Republican & Herald on June 24, 2014
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