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Joseph J. "JJ" Shinn Sr.

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Joseph J. "JJ" Shinn Sr. Obituary
Joseph J. Shinn, Sr. (JJ)

AGE: 87 • Wilmington

Joseph J. Shinn, Sr. (JJ) died peacefully on December 8, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in 1929 in Trenton, NJ son of Bert and Mary Shinn.

Joe served in the US Army as a Corporal in the Army Corp. of Engineers during the Korean War. He retired from General Motors in 1980 after thirty-two years of service. He was a Life Long member of the UAW Local 423 and Honorary member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club.

Joe is survived by his wife of 64 years Jane M. (Marshall) Shinn, his children, Margaret Caldwell (Paul) and Joseph Jr. (Ginger); grandchildren, Paul Caldwell (Maggie), Christine Shepherd (Chip), Amy Shinn, and Joseph Shinn III; great-grandchildren, Maddison, Zachary, Derek, Kaelynn, and Makiah; and many nieces & nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, Albert and sister, Viola.

Family and friends are invited to attend at viewing held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at McCrery & Harra Funeral Homes, 3710 Kirkwood HWY, Wilm., DE, from 6-8pm. A service and burial will be Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Bear at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, consider donations to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 407 Newark, DE 19713.

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Published in The News Journal on Dec. 11, 2016
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