OBITUARY: Allen G. “Sonny” Shatzer

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Allen G. “Sonny” Shatzer, 78, of 142 E. Madison St., Greencastle, died Monday, May 21, 2012 at his home.

Born June 5, 1933 in Greencastle, he was the son of the late George H. Shatzer and Ida C. (Bitner) Shatzer Daley. He was the stepson of Nelson and Grace F. (Daley) Shatzer and was a lifelong Greencastle resident.

He graduated from Greencastle-Antrim High School with the Class of 1951 and served in the U.S. Army, Third Army Reserves in Korea. For his service he received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and United Nations Service Medal.

He and his wife, Shirley M. (Lowans) Shatzer, were married Dec. 24, 1955 in Hagerstown, Md. They have lived at their current residence since 1965.

Mr. Shatzer was employed as a route man, delivering milk for Dairy Maid in his early years. Later he served as the parts manager for the former Hochlander Ford, Greencastle, then as a member of quality control for Armco Steel, Greencastle, and later as the parts manager for Keystone Ford, Greencastle, until his retirement in 1998.

Mr. Shatzer attended Otterbein United Brethren Church, Greencastle, and was a member of Frank L. Carbaugh American Legion Post 373, Greencastle, and Harry D. Zeigler VFW Post 6319, Greencastle.

Mr. Shatzer was a “Good Ol’ Boy”, born and raised in Greencastle. He loved a good joke and often said his ideal job would be to be a Lazyboy tester. He was a “Ford Man” who enjoyed card games, hunting and the outdoors.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sonya M. Korinth, her husband Paul, Springfield, and Lisa S. Dopp, her husband Wayne, Dillsburg; a son,  Monte K. Shatzer, his wife Missy, Everett; 10 grandchildren, Joann, Jeremy, Terry, Samantha, Taren, Danny, Laken, Jaden, Hailey and Samuel; three great grandchildren,  Hailee, Autumn and Austin; a sister, Suzie A. Trivitt, Marion; a stepsister, M. Louise Burger Kissler, Concord, N.C.; a stepbrother, Robert R. Burger, Clear Spring, Md.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Terry A. Shatzer; a sister, Chloe E. Hartman; a brother, Don B. Shatzer; and a stepbrother, Harold E. Burger.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 25 in Otterbein United Brethren Church, 146 Leitersburg St., Greencastle, with Rev. David G. Rawley officiating.

Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Military honors will be presented graveside by Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St., Greencastle, and for one hour prior to the service Friday in the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein UBC, Building Fund, 146 Leitersburg St., Greencastle, PA 17225 or Lutheran Home Hospice, 2700 Luther Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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