L. Gene Shirk

L. Gene Shirk

Sunday, July 31st, 1932 - Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
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L. Gene Shirk, 87, of New Holland, passed away on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at home. He was the son of the late L. G. Shirk and Margaret (Hoffman) Shirk and the loving husband of the late Minerva R. Shirk, with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage.
Gene is survived by his two children, Larry Shirk, married to Trudy, and Cheryl, married to Robert Hackman; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister Helen Hoffman and by a brother Willis Shirk.
Gene served 2 years in the US Army, during the Korean War. Sgt Shirk was a section chief of the 518th Ordinance Company Yangoo, Korea. He was a “jack-of-all-trades” and held various jobs over his lifetime, including owner of Shirk’s Saddle Shop, a home builder, excavator, butcher and worked for Shady Maple Farm Market. He was a member of the New Holland VFW Post 7362 and New Holland Legion Post 662. During his retirement, he enjoyed collecting US Military and Western memorabilia.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.
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    Caernarvon Cemetery
    6130 Morgantown Road
    MORGANTOWN, PA 19543
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Pamela Wenger

Posted at 09:43am
Larry and Cheryl,
Sorry for your loss thinking of you and the family. Gene is at peace and at home with all his family in heaven.
Please let me know when you celebrate his life as I would love to be there, just know I love you all and Gene will be missed.
Always your family ,

Deborah Mayes

Posted at 07:11am
Larry & Cheryl- Thinking of you both and your family. May comfort and peace be with you. Love you!

Phyllis Crockett

Posted at 05:35am
OMG...loved your Dad. My fondest memories are at Towne Hall when he came in every morning for breakfast while I was a waitress. Always smiling and had words of encouragement for me. Be strong. He's with your Mom now. You are all in my prayers.

Donna (Heck) Longenecker Posted at 01:42pm

my deepest sympathy for the Shirk & Hackman families. so very sad when losing a loved one, Gene & Minerva together again

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