Richard O. Shifflet, 74, of West Hanover Township, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 21, 2021, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.
Born in Harrisburg on January 12, 1947, he was the son of the late Otto W. and Gladys M. Koons Shifflet.
Richard retired as an Accounting Clerk for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation after 39 years of service. He was a graduate of Central Dauphin East High School. Richard was a Social Member of the American Legion Post 272, Linglestown. A man of many interests, he enjoyed cooking, baking, flower gardening, movie watching, gambling at casinos and horse races, and was an avid Star Wars fan. Most of all, Richard found joy in traveling with his wife.
Richard is survived by his wife of 30 years, Linda Shifflet, whom he married on June 1, 1991; two brothers, Russell K. Shifflet husband of Patty, and Robert E. Shifflet husband of Jane, both of Hummelstown; two sisters, Marion A. Pearl wife of Douglas, and Nancy L. Shifflet, both of Harrisburg; a brother-in-law, Del Barlett husband of Maggie of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 11:00 AM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, with The Rev. Harold S. Fox officiating. Interment will be in the Hanoverdale Cemetery. A viewing will be held Thursday at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until time of the service.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area, Inc, East Shore Shelter, 7790 Grayson Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111; or the International Rett Syndrome Foundation, 4600 Devitt Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45246; or to OPH Cats & Kittens, 862 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033; or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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