Parrish P. "Perry" SHELLENBERGER

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Photo of Perry that accompanied his obituary in the Lewistown Sentinel.
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Parrish P. “Perry” Shellenberger, 52, of Thompsontown, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, at his residence.

Born on Dec. 10, 1969, in Lewistown, Mifflin County, he was a son of Donald E. and Gail A. (Shilling) Shellenberger of McAlisterville.

On July 15, 1989, he married the love of his life, Christina A. (Kepner) Shellenberger, with whom he was blessed to share over 33 years of marriage before his passing.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by his children: Caitlin A. (Shellenberger) Roush of McAlisterville, Lexi M. Shellenberger of Thompsontown and her fiance Jacob Houtz of Licking Creek, and Harlee D. Shellenberger of Thompsontown; one granddaughter, Kylie S. Roush of McAlisterville; his siblings, Catherine Ritter and her husband Mark of McClure, Korena Shellenberger Clukey of Mifflintown, Preston Shellenberger and his wife Tina of Mill Hall; two brother in laws, Russell Bowersox of McAlisterville and Daniel Kepner and his wife Sabrina of Mifflintown; one sister in law, Deanna Hosterman and her husband Michael of Lewistown; his paternal grandmother, Blanche Shellenberger of Mifflintown; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Paula Bowersox; one brother-in- law, Mark Clukey Sr.; his father-in-law, Dennis Kepner; and one nephew, Joshua Bowersox.

Perry was a 1987 graduate of Juniata High School in Mifflintown and a 1989 graduate of Lincoln Tech in Allentown.

Earlier in life, he was the timer at Port Royal Speedway until he took the role of treasurer of the Juniata County Agricultural Society. He was previously employed at Blue Valley Industries of Port Royal for over 30 years where he had many roles including draftsman and vice president and had previously served as a member of the Walker Township Rec Board.

Perry enjoyed racing, poker, coaching his girls in softball, deer camp, and his yearly trips to Watkins Glen, but most importantly, he cherished the time spent with his girls and granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at the Oakland Mills Evangelical Methodist Church, 148 Leonard Road, Oakland Mills with the Rev. Nathanael Mowery officiating. Interment will be private.
A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Shellenberger’s memory to the Shellenberger Family, 1308 Jonestown Road, Thompsontown, PA 17094.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

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