Alfred E. Shippling

Alfred E. Shippling, 81, of 721 Evergreen Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at his residence after a lengthy illness.

He was born August 31, 1931 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Adolph and Luisa Granitza Shippling.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1949.  He also graduated from the Williamsport Technical Institute in 1956.  He was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company, retiring in 1995 after over 35 years of service.

On May 27, 1961 in the Queen of the World Church, he married Patricia R. Herzing, who survives.  Also surviving are three daughters, Nancy Hoffman and her husband Neil of Ridgway, Susan Williams and her husband John of State College and Beth Peach and her husband Cameron of Stokesdale, NC; two sons, James A. Shippling and his wife Karen of Erie and John M. Shippling and his wife Christine of Morongo, CA; 10 grandchildren, Andrea Hoffman, Joseph Hoffman, Luke Hoffman, Jonathan Shippling, Taylor Shippling, Zachary Williams, Benjamin Williams, Melanie Peach, Allison Peach and Tanner Peach; two sisters, Ethel Kanski and her husband Bernard “Boot” of Johnsonburg and Edith Freeburg of Leominster, MA; a brother, Myles Shippling and his wife Judy of St. Marys; two sisters-in-law, Greta Shippling of Riverdale, MD and Louise “Tut” Shippling of Johnsonburg; and by several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Heiny, Otto and Richard Shippling.

Mr. Shippling was a member of the United Methodist Church, where he served as an usher.  He served in the US Navy during the Korean War, enjoyed playing horseshoes, his garden and spending time with his family.  He liked helping his kids with their projects and loved playing with his grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the United Methodist Church on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Chris Kindle, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday evening, January 24, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to a favorite charity.

Takis & Margaret Ioannidis January 24, 2013 at 11:12 am

Jim and Karen,
We are truly sad for your loss. Our prayers are with you. We have both lost our fathers so we know the pain that you may feel.
Your friends,
Takis & Margaret

Sudhir Gupta January 24, 2013 at 11:47 am

Jim – Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Father.

Lynn Ryder January 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm

Jim, Karen and the whole Shippling family,
My condolences on the passing of Alfred.

Sandy Macdonald January 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Beth and family, you are in our prayers… Please know we would be with you, Beth, in spirit…. Love, Sandy

Peggy Fannin January 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Our family are is sorry for your loss. I didn’t know him but John was a friend of my husband, Joe.
Peggy Fannin, Missy Stark and her family, Marty And Julie Fannin

Jane Daniels January 25, 2013 at 8:11 am

Ann and your family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are saddened to hear of the loss of Bill. The Don Lundy Family

Ray and Elsie Klaiber January 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Our prayers and sympathy to your family.
Ray and Elsie

Cindy Frye January 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Susie and family.
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My prayers are with you and your family. I know the pain and heartache you are feeling as I have lost both of my parents.
Your friend,
Cindy Gardner Frye

Tammy Fleagle January 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tammy Alderin Fleagle

Yvonne Pistner January 25, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Beth – My sympathy goes out to you and your family. He was a very nice man. May he rest in peace.

Take care,
Yvonne Pistner

Jackie Bish January 26, 2013 at 11:34 am

Susie & Family,
Sorry for your loss. I know the pain you are feeling. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary Lou Joseph January 27, 2013 at 3:05 am

Dear Patty,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of great loss. May your many memories of Al and your times together be a comfort for you. Sincerely, MaryLou

Brian Kuntz January 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Dear Jim,
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and all of your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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