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Garland L. Shifflet "Shifty" of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 12, 2013 with his family by his side. He was 89 years old. Born October 21, 1923 in Harrisonburg, VA, he was the son of the late Emmanuel and Sadie (nee Coakley) Shifflet and the beloved husband of the late Alice R. (nee Cahill) Shifflet. Shifty was a graduate of Upper Merion High School Class of 1941. He enlisted in the US Coast Guard and served during World War II. Shifty received the greatest birthday gift of all on October 22, 1949, when he married his sweetheart Alice Cahill with whom he loved to travel with. He was an avid Philles fan and enjoyed golfing and bowling. He bowled in a retired men's league at Facenda-Whitaker. Shifty was a member of the Maenner-Chor Club. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man. He was always dependable and there for everyone and took great pride in making others happy. He Shifty was a former resident of Plymouth Hill Condominiums and belonged to their social club and forged many great friendships. Garland is survived by his three children, Jane Miller (George) of Norristown, Mariellen Porreca (John) of Barto, PA and David Shifflet of Norristown, five grandchildren, Kelly Garvey (Tony), Brian Yost (Danielle), Alyssa Porreca, Michael Porreca, and David Shifflet Jr., two great grandchildren, Tony Garvey Jr. and Benjamin Garvey, and his brother Bill Shifflet (Pat) of Norristown. Relatives and friends are invited to share in Garland's Life Celebration service on Wednesday June 19, from 7 to 9 PM and on Thursday from 9 to 10:15 AM at Boyd-Horrox of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike 1-800-GIVNISH. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM at Epiphany of Our Lord Church 3050 Walton Rd. Plymouth Meeting, PA. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Garland's name to Montgomery County Home Care & Hospice 25 W. Fornance St. Norristown, PA 19401 To share your fondest memories of Garland, visit www.lifecelebration.com www.lifecelebration.com

Published in The Times Herald on June 17, 2013
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