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Vaughn Francis Shook


1919 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Vaughn Francis Shook Obituary
Vaughn Francis Shook, 95, of Waynesboro passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Ravenwood Assisted Living Center, Hagerstown, Maryland.
Born Jan. 22, 1919, in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Frank W. and Blanche (Frye) Shook.
He was a 1937 graduate of Waynesboro High School and attended Waynesboro Business College.
From June of 1941 until October 1945, Mr. Shook served in the United States Army; he served during WWII as tech sergeant and radio chief with the 79th Infantry Division Regiment Headquarters 314th Infantry. During that time, he married the love of his life, Edythe (Goetz) Shook. They were married Sept. 20, 1942. Edythe was by his side until the very end of their 72 years together.
Upon returning to civilian life, Mr. Shook began working at Landis Machine Co. in Waynesboro, where he worked for 38 years. He retired from his work at Landis as a production clerk in 1984.
He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Waynesboro; Morris Frock Post 42 American Legion, Hagerstown, Maryland, and the national and local AARP.
Mr. Shook loved music and was at one time in the church choir and played the violin in the Sunday School Orchestra. He enjoyed working in the vegetable and rose gardens at his home; was an avid Penn State fan and enjoyed doing a variety of crafts alongside his wife. He was a congenial man who was always appreciative to all who cared for him.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Shook is survived by his two children: a son, V. Brian Shook and his wife, Barbara, of Waynesboro and a daughter, Pamela S. Carina and her husband, Robert, Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren and one sister: Lore S. Deatrich of Waynesboro.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alleen S. Long.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, 2014, in the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 43 S. Church St. Waynesboro, with Pastor Dennis Beaver officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro, is handling the arrangements.
Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on July 11, 2014
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