Kenneth E. Shipley Jr. , 64 1946-2011 Kenneth E. Shipley, Jr., of Springfield, PA, died Sunday August 14, 2011 at age 64. He was born September 2, 1946 in Irvington, NJ, grew up at the New Jersey shore and graduated from Point Pleasant Beach High School in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Mr. Shipley most recently worked as Managing Consultant at Lee Hecht Harrison in Philadelphia, where he counseled recently released employees on the skills required to regain employment. He received Bachelors and Masters degrees from The University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from Kent State University. He voluntarily joined the U.S. Marine Corps, served in combat in Vietnam from December 1968 to December 1969 and was awarded the Purple Heart and Navy Commendation medal. Upon returning, he attended graduate school and then worked at Tidewater Community College and Delaware County Community College before joining Laventhol & Horwath as National Director, Professional Education in 1982. In 1989, Mr. Shipley joined The Risk Management Association, where he was Director, Professional Development, until joining Lee Hecht Harrison in 2009. A proud husband (Linda L. Shipley) and father of two sons (Andrew L. and Matthew L.), he enjoyed spending time with family in the Lake Wallenpaupack area and watching Phillies games. He was an avid outdoorsman, having hiked the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, and other National Parks. He enjoyed nature and deer and turkey hunting with friends in Sullivan County and Green County, PA. He traveled the U.S. and Europe with his wife and sons. He was planning a trip to hunt Rocky Mountain Elk and fish for cutthroat trout when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Visitation hours will be Friday 6 to 8 PM at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 Lynbrooke Rd, Springfield, PA. Funeral Service will be Saturday at 11 AM, also at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Contributions may be made in his name to American Institute for Cancer Research.
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Published in The Daily Times from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2011.