Robert E. Shaner

Monday, March 11, 2013

Robert E. Shaner, 68, of Sunbury, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at his home in Rector.

Born November 19, 1944, in Muncy, he was a son of the late Ellis L. and Grace Wehr Shaner. He and his wife, the former Jean L. Houseknecht, celebrated 37 years of marriage on October 23, 2012.

Robert was a member of the Muncy Lodge, #299 F. & A. M. He loved restoring John Deere tractors and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two sons, Wade L. Shaner of Unityville, and Greg A. Houseknecht of Muncy; a sister, Patricia (John) Pfeiffer of Hughesville; two brothers, Gary (Peggy) Shaner and William Shaner, both of Hughesville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 8, at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home of Hughesville, Penn. with Rev. Max L. Walters Jr. officiating. Burial followed in Lairdsville Cemetery. The arrangements included a Masonic funeral service conducted by the Muncy Lodge.

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