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William James Shinn

November 24, 1942 ~ April 22, 2020 (age 77)


William James Shinn, Sr., 77, of Beech Creek, PA
died at Susque-View Home, April 22, 2020. Born
November 24, 1942 in Trenton, NJ, he was the son
of the late Christopher J. and Laura Worthington
On November 23, 1968, he married Dorothea M.
Jones who survives at home.
William was a mechanic for Conrail for many years
and retired from there in 1987. He served honorably
in the United States Army, attaining the rank of SP5.
He received the National Defense Service Medal.
William was truly patriotic with a love for his country
and the American flag.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.
He loved NASCAR. He was a member of the Holy
Spirit Parish, St. Agnes Catholic Church, Lock Haven,
In addition to his wife, William is survived by
three sons: William J. (Annemarie) Shinn, Jr. of
Gilbertsville, PA, Patrick A. (Paula) Shinn of Beech
Creek, Daniel P. (Kristina) Shinn of Las Vegas, NV,
Eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are a brother, Dean (Cathy) Bowman
of Mill Hall and a sister, Margaret (Peter) Gresko of
Ewing, NJ.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private services
for William J. Shinn, Sr. will be held at St. Mary's
Cemetery, Lock Haven, PA at the convenience of the
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer
Society through the funeral home.
Arrangements entrusted to Dean K. Wetzler, Jr.
Funeral Home , 320 Main St., Mill Hall, PA 17751.
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