Obituary, Charles L. Shenck

Charles L. Shenck, 96, formerly of Lower Paxton Township, entered into God’s Grace on April 17, 2018 at the Middletown Home.
He was born October 26, 1921, in Bella Vista, PA, son of the late Raymond Franklin and Bertha B. Shenck. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Verna A. (Wagner) Shenck; parents; 1 grandson, Ryan Szoszorek; 1 granddaughter, Shayna Steinhauer; 6 brothers and 1 sister.
In 1942 he enlisted in the Navy to support the war effort. He served aboard the USS Franklin CV-13 and the USS Puget Sound CVE-113 aircraft carriers and achieved the title of First Class Aviation Boatson Mate in World War II. He was the recipient of the Victory, American Theater and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater medals. Chuck retired in 1981 from the Conrail Railroad, formerly the Pennsylvania Railroad, after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Railroad Retiree Club of PA, United Transportation Union and the American Legion 272 of Linglestown. He was also a member and former deacon of East Shore Baptist Church. He enjoyed bowling with the Golden Agers at ABC North and friends at ABC East.
His greatest joy was spending time with his beloved family and friends. Chuck was the devoted husband of his late wife and childhood sweetheart Verna A. (Wagner) Shenck whom he dearly missed. They were married on Nov. 13, 1946 and their love story lasted nearly 59 years until her death on Sept. 10, 2005.
He is survived by his daughters, Donna Lee and her husband, Gary Yanko of New Cumberland and Terry Lee and her husband, Thomas Gawlas of Hummelstown; a grandson, Shannon and his wife, Laurel Szoszorek; 3 great granddaughters, Katilyn Hamsher, Grace and Ella Steinhauer; 2 great grandsons, Zeke and Zane Szoszorek; a brother, Donald and many loving relatives and dear friends.
Chuck lived his life with unwavering faith, passion, love and dedication to his family.
Funeral Service will be Monday, April 23, 2018, 11 am, at East Shore Baptist Church, 6721 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112 with Pastor Brian Harrison officiating. Viewing 10-11 am at the church. Burial will follow in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, beside his beloved wife Verna.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church (www.eastshorebaptist.org) or to the Middletown Home, Benevolent Fund, 999 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057.
The Family wishes to thank the Middletown Home staff for their unwavering care and kindness to our father.
Funeral Arrangements are provided by the Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home, Inc., 4100 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109.
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Published on Pennlive.com and in The Patriot-News from Apr. 19 to Apr. 22, 2018

Obituary, Vernon Gayle Bowen

Gayle Bowen, 90, of Canyon passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Amarillo. Burial will follow at Dreamland Cemetery in Canyon. The family will receive friends on Friday, November 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Brooks Chapel.

Gayle was born on April 13, 1927 in Post, Texas to Mitchell and Nettie Bowen. He graduated with a degree in religious education from Hardin Simmons University and attended Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth.

In August of 1953, he married Janice King. Gayle was a WWII veteran. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Franklin. He was a minister at various churches in Texas including Lubbock and Canyon. He retired from the First Baptist Church of Canyon. He was a member of the Panhandle Singing Men, the Kiwanis Club, and the First Baptist Church of Amarillo. He was asked often to share his experiences in the Navy with children at local schools. He loved music and his church. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley Ownbey and a brother, Jerrald Bowen.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Janice Bowen; two daughters, Tricia Shears and husband, Charles of Lubbock, Tamara Castagnetta and husband, Larry of Canyon; son, Steve Bowen and wife, Stephanie, of Amarillo; grandchildren, Jeremiah Wassom, Jason Wassom, Danielle Shears, Brad Bowen and wife, Emily, Trey Bowen and wife, Ally, Parker Bowen, Ashley Pruitt and husband, Aaron, Jaci Castagnetta and Josh Castagnetta; seven great grandchildren; brother, Boyd Bowen and wife, Mary of Midland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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