Frank W. Shields, 68, a resident of Dalton, died early Thursday morning at home after a courageous battle with cancer. He and his wife, the former Marilee C. Murray, celebrated over 40 years of marriage.
He was born in Scranton, the son of the late Francis and Catherine Haggerty Shields. He was a member of Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clarks Summit. He graduated from Holy Rosary High School, class of 1963, and attended Johnson School of Technology, receiving a certification as a Machinist. He served with the U.S. Army from 1966-1967, during which time he was assigned to the 13th Engineer Battalion and was stationed in Korea. He worked for the Procter & Gamble Co. as a Tech VI and Trainer, and retired in 1998 with over 30 years of service.
He was a loving and giving person who adored his family, especially his grandchildren; he always went above and beyond to provide for them and bring them happiness. He enjoyed his home, was an animal lover, and treasured the companionship of his beloved German Shepherd, Caesar. He was also a car enthusiast who enjoyed drag racing in his younger days. His wife, Marilee was by his side day and night, lovingly caring for him during his illness.
The family would like to thank the Geisinger Community Medical Center, the nurses of VNA Hospice who visited him, and all his Doctors for the kindness and care they gave to Frank and his family.
Also surviving are a son, Alan L. Shields and his wife, Lee Anne, Scott Twp.; two grandchildren, Alexander and Benjamin Shields; a sister, Jean Shields, Scranton; a brother, John Shields, Scranton; a sister-in-law, Roberta A. Girouard and brother-in-law, Frank H. Girouard, both of Virginia Beach, Va.; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The funeral will be on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. from the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Avenue, Scranton, with Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Snows Church, 301 State Street, Clarks Summit. Interment will follow in the Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Family and friends may call Monday, 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial Contributions can be made in his memory to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, S. Abington Township, PA 18411; or to the
, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, Pennsylvania 18517. Go to www.millerbean fh.com
for additional funeral information or directions.