Donald E. Shoener, 84, of Carbondale, died Tuesday night at home. He was the husband of the former Mary Vergari. They were married on Oct. 1, 1978.
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Born April 30, 1929, in Scranton, son of the late Vernon and Greta Davis Shoener, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Mid Valley DAV Post 11 in Dickson City. Before retirement, he had been employed as a typesetter for many years at Haddon Craftsmen in Scranton and Smith-Bennett Printing in Wilkes-Barre.
He is also survived by a daughter, Kathy Tansits and husband, Kenneth, Scranton; a stepson, Mark Evans, Carbondale; a granddaughter, Courtney Tansits, Scranton; a sister, Barbara Bzdick and husband, John, Jessup; two brothers, Darwin Shoener and wife, Jane; and Thomas Shoener and wife, Bernice, all of Scranton; numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Farview and 41st streets, Carbondale, with his son-in-law, the Rev. Kenneth Tansits, officiating. Interment with military honors, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Finch Hill.
Friends may call Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. For directions or to send online condolences to the family, visit www.parise funeralhome.com.
Parise Funeral & Monument
89 Farview St.
Carbondale, PA 18408
Published in Scranton Times on July 11, 2013