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DAVID C. SHALES November 30, 1937 - June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

DAVID C. SHALES, 82 of Wyoming passed away Wednesday June 17th in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Kingston Twp. he was the son of the late Miles and Evelyn Culver Shales. He was a graduate of the Westmoreland High School, Kingston Twp. class of 1955, where he was a standout basketball player. After high school he attended Wilkes College where he played basketball for 2yrs. Prior to his retirement Dave was employed at Diamond Manufacturing in Wyoming, PA for 42 yrs. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing with his family and close friends. He served on the Carverton Cemetery Board and was a member of International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Union. Dave filled so many hearts with his kindness and consideration. He cared deeply about all the family and friends in his life and particularly enjoyed time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a man of integrity and the finest example of what it means to be a good and decent human being. Dave leaves a hole in our community that will be difficult to fill.

Preceding him in death was his wife Rose Marie Morris

Surviving are his children Andrew and his wife Yvonne, Collegeville; step-children; Connie Barhight and her husband Robert; Brian Burke, Philadelphia; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sisters; Ruth Ann Cook and her husband Leonard, Dallas; Jean Alaniz, Kingston Twp.; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Dave’s Life will be held Saturday June 27th at 12noon in the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming with the Rev. Carol Coleman officiating.

Interment will follow the celebration.

Friends may call Saturday June 27th 10-12noon in the funeral home.

Family and friends may live stream the service at https://bit.ly/2YYuvLe

An Animal Rescue donation page is running in Dave’s name on Facebook under “Fundraiser for 11th Hour Rescue in honor of David Shales.” Donations can also be taken at the website of 11th Hour Rescue at https://www.ehrdogs.org/info/donate. Please note “in honor of David Shales” when donating directly on the website.

For more information or to send condolences please visit us at www.metcalfeshaver.com


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    gton says

    I was so heartbroken to hear about Uncle Dave. Even after Christopher passed away he always made it a point to call and check on the kids and I, always making sure to ask how Caden was and if we he needed anything. Always sending cards for Christmas and birthdays. Even though Caden was very young when he met Dave. He still remembered him and talks about him often. I know he was very loved by many! Sending love and prayers to all family and friends!

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    Cynthia Matalonis says

    Dear Andrew, Yvonne, Kourtney and Krystina,
    I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Beloved Father and grandfather. I will always remember David as being a kind, soft-spoken gentleman who always made you feel welcome in his presence. He will always be remembered in my prayers! With My Deep Sympathy and Love, Cynthia Matalonis

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    Dodie & John Regnosky says

    Mr. Shales, may you find your comfort flying with the eagles now!.. You were a very kind man to us when our daughter passed…we will remember you…Rest In Peace…..

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    Mary Ann Roberts (The Medicine Shoppe, Luzerne) says

    Deepest sympathies to the Shales family. Mr Shales was such a gentleman. He was so very kind, always had a smile and was ever so patient. You are all so blessed to have had him for a dad and grandpa.

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