Richard “Rich” Blair Shank, 41, Indiana, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2023 at the Indiana Regional Medical Center.
The son of Richard I and Sandra G (Coffman) Shank, he was born October 31, 1981 in Indiana, PA.
Rich was a graduate of Marion Center Area High School, class of 2000. He had been employed over 20 years as a coal miner before opening his own business “1st Class Mobile Tire.” He also was employed by Don Huey, towing automobiles.
Rich was a loving, caring, devoted husband and father who loved to watch his daughter cheer. He enjoyed the outdoors, watching dirt track racing, and soaking up sunshine at Myrtle Beach. His biggest joy was time spent with family and many friends.
Surviving is his mother, Sandra G. Shank, Home; wife, Rebecca (Brodrick) Shank; his daughter, Anna, both of Indiana; a brother, Shawn (Kelly) Shank, Smicksburg; nephews, Carter and Easton Shank, Smicksburg; Rebecca’s parents, Larry and Donna Brodrick, Blairsville; brother-in-law, Mark Brodrick, Lucernemines.
Preceding Rich in death was his father.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the John A Lefdahl Funeral Home. Funeral service will immediately follow in the Lefdahl Chapel with Pastor Dick Motzing officiating. In lieu of flowers, a GoFundMe account will be set up in memory of Rich for Anna's college fund.
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