Loraine Olin "Cricket" SHELLENBERGER

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Ken Showers and Cricket Shellenberger on Third Street outside of Cricket's Barber Shop at the time of the 150th Anniversary of Port Royal.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/14/09 - Image Year: 1962

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Cricket Shellenberger (6 Jul 1901 - 10 Oct 1992) was a longtime barber in Port Royal. His first shop was in the building now [2011] housing Kohler Farm Supply. However he is best noted for his shop at the north east corner of Market and Third Streets.


LORAINE O. 'CRICKET' SHELLENBERGER, 91 of Port Royal, died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday, October 10. 1992 at the Locust Grove Retirement Village. HCR-67, Mifflin.

Born July 6, 1901 in Arch Rock, Juniata County, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Mary Elizabeth [Shover] Shellenberger. His wife Esther M. [Schwab] Shellenberger died January 3,1982.

Surviving are: children, Mrs. John I. [Jessie] Gilson, Mechanicsburg, Mrs. Patsy A. Harris. Drexel Hill, Leo R. Shellenberger, Port Royal, Charles E. Shellenberger, Enola; sisters. Mrs. Al [Mary] Resko and Harriet Shellenberger, both of Locust Grove Retirement Village HCR-67 Mifflin, Mrs. William [Ruby] Clark, Media; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.

He retired June 1, 1992 after 66 years of service as the owner of Shellenbergers Barber Shop Port Royal. His occupation also included radio-television sales and service

He was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church, was a charter member of the Port Royal Lions Club a life member of the Friendship Fire Co. Port Royal, and was a member of the Turbett Grange No. 781.

Services were held Tuesday at the Port Royal Lutheran Church with Rev. Steven Nelson officiating. Interment was in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Walker Township Juniata County.

The Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal was in charge of arrangements.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/3/13 - Image Year: 1970
"Cricket" and Esther Shellenberger at a dining room table. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 1/3/13 - Image Year: 1965
Cricket uses his old Pretzel Bribe in his Barber Shop at the corner of Market and Third Streets. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)

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