Roy Shadle, 95, of Ringtown, passed away Sunday, June 16th, 2019. Roy was born in Barry Twp., Hegins RD2, on September 25, 1923, a son of the late Ida M. (Schweinhart) and Herman I. Shadle. He attended the former Hegins Township High School, and soon after entered the U. S. Army.
He worked as a mechanic for Huss Contracting. It was during this time that he met his future wife, Marion E. Morgan of Pitman, whom he married on November 22, 1944.
Roy held many positions during his working career, eventually retiring as a supervisor from the Blaschak Coal Company in the Raven Run facility.
He enjoyed traveling and RVing with his younger brother, Forrest. His traveling excursions took him all over the United States east coast, to Alaska and Germany. He also assisted his brother in community projects and loved working on his vehicles and his brothers antique cars.
In addition to his wife, Marion, who passed away in August of 2000, he was preceded in death by his siblings Marie, Irvin, Thomas, Phaon, and Delores.
He is survived by his children: daughters, Judy Rentschler, of Berwick; and Susan, wife of Wesley Swartz of Taylorsville, NC; and a son, Roy Shadle II and his wife Cindy of Ringtown.
Roy is also survived by his brother Forrest Shadle of Lavelle, and by grandchildren Jeff (Katrina) Swartz, Stacey (Stuart Friess) Rentschler, Patti Swartz, David (Kathleen) Rentschler, Kevin (Suzanne) Rentschler, Audra (Nathan) Kufro, Kimberly (Matthew) Roulin and Brian Rentschler. He is also survived by great grandchildren, Cassandra Friess, Kyle Rentschler, Noah Friess, Daniel Roulin, Caleb Rentschler, Sidney Swartz, Robert Roulin, Carter Rentschler and Cash Rentschler.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Friday, June 21st at Zion EC Church, 247 Zion Church Road, Pitman, with pastors, Todd Wolfe and Barb Welsh, officiating.
A viewing will be held 6 to 8 PM on Thursday, June 20th at the Stauffer-Breznik Funeral Home, 412 West Main Street, Ringtown, and again on Friday morning from 10-11 AM at the church prior to the service.
Roy will be laid to rest at the Zion EC Cemetery following the services on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Aurand Memorial United Methodist Church of Ringtown.
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