Levi Leon Shirk

Levi Leon Shirk

Monday, February 5th, 1934 - Tuesday, March 9th, 2021
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Levi “Leon” Shirk, 87, of New Holland, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at Ephrata Manor.
Born in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Raymond and Anna (Horning) Shirk. His wife, Shirley M. (Buzzard) Shirk, died Oct. 9, 2015.
Leon owned and operated Shirks Body Shop, and later Shirks Towing, both in New Holland, for many years.
He attended Ranck’s United Methodist Church and was an avid hunter, enjoyed going to the mountains in Huntington County, horse racing, traveling, fishing trips, CB radios, and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed serving on a mission trip to Haiti.
Surviving are five children, Ron (Barbara) Brossman of Charleston, SC; Terri (Adam) Casta of Baltimore, Judy (Reed) Proffitt of New Holland, Trudy (the late Bill) Boley of New Holland, and Rodney (Mary) Shirk of Terre Hill; 7 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; a sister, Anna Mae Wenrich of Morgantown; and a brother, Harold Shirk of Intercourse.
Preceding him in death is a granddaughter, Joni Patterson; 3 brothers; and 3 sisters.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 13 at 11 am at Ranck’s United Methodist Cemetery, with a viewing from 10-11 am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send the family online condolences visit us at Arrangement by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
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    Ranck's United Methodist Cemetery
    700 Ranck Rd.
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    A graveside service will be held on Saturday, March 13 at 11 am. A viewing will be held at the cemetery from 10-11 am.


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Brother Erik

Posted at 07:09pm
To the friends and family of Mr. Shirk,
We are truly sad for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are frequent for those who suffer due to the anguish of losing a loved one. We all experience this loss but the Bible teaches that soon death will end at Revelation 21:3,4
The scriptures brought us comfort when we've lost loved ones and I hope it helps by providing comfort at this most difficult time. For comfort from the Bible, please visit

Dawn Bomberger

Posted at 04:07pm
So sorry to see the passing of Levi. I got to know him from down at New Holland Restaurant he was such a very funny guy. It was a honor that i got to know him. He would light up restaurant when he would come in. Again so sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Levi. Dawn Bomberger

Daisy jones

Posted at 04:17pm
To: Terri, Adam, and Family
From: Berry Global Baltimore

We are so sorry about the passing of your loved one. Our deepest condolences go out to all of you. We pray for your peace and comfort during your time of mourning, and may his memory be a blessing.

From:The Berry Global Family

Joanne Mannix

Posted at 07:12am
It was my honor and pleasure to serve as one of Leon's Supportive Care nurses. I was always cheered by his twinkling smile, sweet disposition, and deep love for his family. Oh how he enjoyed those grandkids! My heart is with you Judy and all your family as you walk these next days and weeks together missing "Uncle Leon". My most sincere condolences,

Jody Mannix

Susan Gabriel

Posted at 10:32am
Dear Rodney, Terri, Judy and Trudy,
We are very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Uncle Leon always added a little extra levity to our Shirk family reunions. The picture really shows the twinkle in his eyes. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan Gabriel, Ron and Jeff Tshudy and families.

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