Garnet E. Schellhase
Birth date: August 9, 1923
Death date: July 30, 2012
York—Garnet E. Schellhase, 88, died Monday, July 30, 2012 at the York Lutheran Home at Sprenkle Drive. He was the husband of Leona J. (Kauffman) Schellhase to whom he was married for 68 years.
A Graveside Tribute Service will be held 11 AM, Friday, August 3, 2012 at Norland Cemetery, 2295 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg. Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Rd, York is in charge of arrangements.
Born August 9, 1923 in Richmond Furnace, he was a son of the late Casper W. Schellhase and Cora M. (Redcay) Schellhase Welker. After graduating from Chambersburg High School in 1941, he enrolled at Shippensburg University. His education was interrupted when he was called to serve in the United States Army during World War II. He served as a Staff Sgt., with the 94th Infantry Division and was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. After being honorably discharged he continued his education at Shippensburg earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and later obtained a Master’s Degree from New York University.
He was employed with Doubleday and Company for 35 years, retiring as Vice President and Plant Manager of the Hanover Printing Plant. Before starting his career at Doubleday and Company, he spent 4 years with the Littlestown School District.
Garnet was the first recipient of Shippensburg University’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2005. He was also involved in numerous community organizations over the years, loved traveling with his wife, attended many elder hostels and was a member of Advent Lutheran Church in York.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Schellhase is also survived by one son, Jan B. Schellhase of York, one brother, Ray Schellhase of Chambersburg, one sister, Janet Schellhase Wise of Chambersburg and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by six brothers, Raymond, Russell, Theodore, Marvin, Guy and Blaine Schellhase, two sisters, Hazel Schellhase Glass and Viola Schellhase Rotz and his step father, James H. Welker.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Salvation Army, 50 E. King Street, York, Pa 17401 or a charity of your choice.
Leona and Jan would like to thank everyone at the York Lutheran Home at Sprenkle Drive for all their care and support.
11:00 am on Friday, August 3, 2012 Graveside Tribute Service at Norland Cemetery
2295 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg