Edwin Shank

May 2, 1956 ~ June 17, 2021 (age 65)


Edwin Roy Shank, 65, of Purchase Line, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

The son of Roy Washington and Margaret Louise (Streams) Shank, he was born May 2, 1956 in Indiana, PA.

Ed loved his daughters, dogs, and his home. He showed his love through his actions, always doing whatever needed to be done.

He had a razor-sharp wit, excellent sense of humor, and an infectious laugh. He loved cracking jokes, playful banter, and never lost his boyish mischievousness. 

He had a beautiful, genuine smile that lit up his whole face.

Ed was an extraordinarily skilled craftsman who took enormous pride in his work, did everything with integrity, and with the aim of perfection.

He appreciated the simple things; time with his daughters, a good beer, a beautiful sunrise, well-made objects, a home-cooked meal, the smell of a wood fire, walks with his best friend, and relaxing with the dogs.

His daughters would not be who they are without him. They will always cherish their time together and all of the things he made for them; stunning, thoughtful, expertly-crafted, and radiating with care. 

Ed will be forever missed by his beloved daughters, Ashley, of Boalsburg, and Alexis, of Purchase Line; his six sisters and their husbands, whom he considered brothers; Margaret and Frank Smith and Jane and Ron Smith, all of Marion Center, Mary and Jerry Keith of Sanford, NC, Norma and Ivan Ruiz of Port St. Lucie, FL, Charlotte and Dan Dilts of Sebring, FL, and Roanna and Jim Nealer of Rochester Mills, his many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and his dear friends John Dietz and Brenda King.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his great friend Harry Rombaugh.

There will be a memorial service and celebration of his life at his home on Sunday, June 20, beginning at  2:00 PM, with a service at 3:00 led by his friend, Pastor Mike Faidley of Grace Bible Fellowship in Somerset, PA. Ed was not one for pomp or formality, please come as you are. 

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hearing Aid Project, because the hearing aids provided through the state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s Hearing Conservation Rehabilitation Program changed his life or the pit bull rescue or animal shelter of your choice in honor of Ed and his best friends Bob and Maddie.

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Memorial Gathering
June 20, 2021

2:00 PM

Memorial Service
June 20, 2021

3:00 PM

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