Richard Glen Shober, 86, formerly of Denver, HR Ewell driver, father of four, NASCAR fan

By on February 17, 2016

Richard Glen Shober, 86, formerly of Adamstown and Denver, passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at Ephrata Manor.

He was born in West Reading to the late Martin and Mary (Taylor) Shober, and was the husband of the late Marian L. (Gehman) Shober who died in 2012.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Adamstown. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed NASCAR, traveling, and going to public auctions. Over the years, he was very active with the Boy Scouts of America. Richard was a member of the Teamsters Union, working for HR Ewell for 36 years, driving long distances. Upon retirement he drove locally for several businesses until 2002.

Richard is survived by four sons: Neil G Shober of Pensacola, Fla.; Curtis G, husband of Denise Shober, of Rising Sun, Md.; Drew G Shober of Denver; and Lyle G, husband of Kimberly Shober, of Ephrata; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister: Ethel, wife of Pierce Lesher, of Adamstown.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five brothers: Earl, Ralph, George, Edwin, and John Shober; and six sisters: Grace Kurtz, Arlene Emes, Helen Gensemer, Mary Trupe, Polly Emerich, and Edna Messner.

A viewing will be held Friday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver, and on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m., at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 80 E. Main St., Adamstown. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Sandra Gideon officiating. Interment will take place in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 80 E. Main St., Adamstown, PA 19501.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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