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Elmer Shirk Jr., 86, Denver, Army vet, metallurgist at Heyco for more than 23 years
Elmer Shirk Jr., 86, of Denver, passed away April 11, 2017, in his residence.
He was the husband of Grace M. (Galvin) Shirk. Born in East Earl Township, he was the son of the late Elmer S. and Susanna (Wenger) Shirk.
Elmer was a proud Army veteran who served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1962. He was employed as a metallurgist for more than 23 years at Heyco Inc., Leesport, until his retirement in 1996.
In addition to his wife, Elmer is survived by one daughter: Cindy Dianne, wife of Edward Schmeltz, Exeter Township; a brother: Raymond L. Shirk, Bernville; a sister: Salinda J. Wagner, Bernville; grandchildren: Bryan S. Miller, Jeremy R., Daniel, and Benjamin Loos; and great-grandchildren: Desiree, Logan, Michael, Cameron, and Breslen. Elmer was a wonderful uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Elmer was predeceased by his siblings: Lester, Lloyd W., Samuel R., Clarence Paul, and Nancy Jean Eisenhower.
Services were held April 17 at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, West Reading. Burial was private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517, or woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
Online condolences can be recorded at kuhnfuneralhomes.com. Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, West Reading, assisted Elmer’s family with the arrangements.