Neil B. Shumaker

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DILLSBURG Neil B. Shumaker, 84, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the Harrisburg Hospital following a brief illness. He was born February 19, 1929, in Lewisberry, the son of the late Dallas and Anna (Bobb) Shumaker. Neil is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marjorie J. (McIvor) Shumaker; four sons, Eric and his wife, Ruth of Dillsburg, David and his wife, Lynn of Dillsburg, Phillip of Bradenton, Fla., and Dr. John and his wife, Dr. Edie Shulman-Shumaker of Austin, Texas; one daughter, Dr. Lisa Tkatch and her husband, Dave of Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren, Kristin Fronk, Rebecca Horst, Laura Schmidt, Colin Tkatch, Keri Tkatch, Christopher Tkatch, Alana Shumaker, Bryce Shumaker, Michael Shumaker, and Marissa Shumaker; two great-grandchildren, Alexander Fronk and Lydia Horst; and one sister, Pauline Walters of Mechanicsburg. He was predeceased by five brothers. Neil started his successful business, Shumaker's Service, in 1954. He, along with his brother, Gerald Shumaker, started Shumaker Trucking Company in 1965. After 55 years of service to the community, he retired from both companies. Neil enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family. His children were most proud of his dedication to the care of their mother. Neil's patience, compassion, and love served as a ideal role model to everyone. Neil served in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1952-1954. He was a member of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, Eureka West Shore Lodge #302, Shriners International, York County Shrine Club, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Harrisburg Consistory, American Legion Post #26, South Mountain V.F.W. Post #6771, Charter Member of Robwood Lodge, PA Motor Truck Assoc., and the Monaghan Presbyterian Church, Dillsburg. Services will be held Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 1 p.m. in his church, Monaghan Presbyterian, 1185 Gettysburg Pike, Dillsburg. Visitations will be held Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Monaghan Presbyterian Church and on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the service. Burial with full military honors will be held in the Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill. At the family's request, memorial contributions can be made to the , 3544 N. Progress Ave., Ste. 205, Harrisburg, PA 17110; Monaghan Presbyterian Church, 1185 Gettysburg Pike, Dillsburg, PA 17019; or the Shriners Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. An online guestbook can be signed at
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Cocklin Funeral Home, INC.
30 North Chestnut St. Dillsburg, PA 17019
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Jan. 16, 2014
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