Richard Shinn

Obituary of Richard F. Shinn

 

Richard Fredrick Shinn, 68, son of the late Dr. and Mrs. John G. Shinn. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert Shinn.  Rick was the third oldest of ten children. Rick, known by all, died tragically in a car accident on September 4, 2019.

 

Rick was the epitome of the living oxymoron, he was the friendliest grouch you’ve ever known. He was accomplished in his academic endeavors, and earned a degree from Curry College, in MA. Rick worked for the D&H Railroad, the insurance industry as well as, many other miscellaneous jobs. He spent his retirement years doing landscaping and helping anyone who was in need.  Rick was a long-time resident of Union Dale, and Forest City. All who knew him loved his direct opinion and accepted that he was right, even when he was wrong. Rick loved his family more than anything, and it was through his actions that you always knew his intentions. He was the communication glue that kept the close and distant relatives up to date on family happenings. Rick was also an accomplished cook and no family meal was complete without Rick’s touch.

 

He is survived by his loving siblings: Natalie Shinn, John "Jack" Shinn, Diane Box, Kevin Shinn and partner, Terry, Gerald "Gerry" Shinn, David and wife, Leslie Shinn, Jean and husband, Mark Silfee, and Joseph Shinn. Although Rick did not have children of his own, he had numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews who were the light of his life and it was reciprocated in turn. In addition, he is survived by his uncle, Earl Caffrey, and his cousins whom he loved very much. Rick will be truly be missed by all of his family, and friends.

 

The funeral was Monday, September 9, 2019 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. from St. Pius X Church, Royal, PA, celebrated by Rev. Michael Kirwin, pastor. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery, Greenfield Township, PA.

 

Pallbearers: John D'Anna, Doug Dube, William Progmon, Mark Silfee, Gerry Shinn, Kevin Shinn, David Shinn and Brad Snyder

 

Honorary Pallbearers: Jack and Joseph Shinn

 

A viewing was held held at St. Pius X Church, Royal, PA, on Sunday, September 8, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. and Monday, September 9, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

 

Arrangements were entrusted to Shifler-Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Clifford, PA.   

 

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to The Arthritis Foundation at https://www.arthritis.org/giving/donate.php

 

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Sunday
8
September

Visitation at Main Service

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 8, 2019
St. Pius X Church
3615 State Route 106
Clifford Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Monday
9
September

Visitation at Main Service

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Monday, September 9, 2019
St. Pius X Church
3615 State Route 106
Clifford Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Monday
9
September

Mass

10:00 am
Monday, September 9, 2019
St. Pius X Church
3615 State Route 106
Clifford Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Monday
9
September

Final Resting Place

11:30 am
Monday, September 9, 2019
Our Mother Of Sorrows Cemetery
400 State Route 106
Greenfield Township, Pennsylvania, United States
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