William H. Shenkle

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William H. Shenkle, age 89, Chestnut Avenue, DuBois, Pa., died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Born May 14, 1927, in DuBois, Pa., he was the son of the late John & Nellie (Pentz) Shenkle.
He was a veteran of the United States Marines Corps during World War II. After his service, he graduated from MIT and re-entered the military serving during the Korean War in the United States Air Force.
In 1952, he married Betty (Stewart) Shenkle. She survives.
He retired from Rockwell International Manufacturing as the general manager of the DuBois plant after many years of service.
Bill was very involved in the DuBois area his entire life, serving on various boards and participating in many community activities. He was a past City of DuBois councilman, member of First United Methodist Church, and chairman of the committee that oversaw the merger of the DuBois and Maple Avenue Hospitals, forming the DuBois Regional Medical Center where he served as a member of the Board of Directors, just to name a few.
Bill is survived by three children, Valerie Wetstone and her husband, Jeffrey of Columbia, Md., Jeffrey Shenkle of DuBois, Pa. and Linda Tock of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; two sisters, Carolyn McCain of Athens, Ala. and Patricia Fair and her husband, Ron of Brighton, Colo.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Shenkle and Courtney Shenkle; and a sister, Betty Chaney.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2016, from the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Lance Tucker officiating. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Although flowers are appreciated, the family suggests that all memorials be made to the .
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from May 23 to May 24, 2016
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