John E. Shore St. Thomas, 85
John Ellsworth Shore, 85, St. Thomas, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at his home.
Born November 28, 1926, in Burnt Cabins, he was a son of the late John Thomas and Pearl Ann Mock Shore.
He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II and retired from Parman and Ellis, Inc., Portland, Ore.
He was a member of New Life Worship Center, Chambersburg.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Mellott Shore, whom he married February 28, 1947; two children: Brenda Shore Peak and husband John of St. Thomas, and Glen Shore and wife Kathy of Welton, Ariz.; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren; a brother, Bud Shore of Chambersburg; and seven sisters: Dorothy Fahnestock of Chambersburg; Larue Pierson of Fayetteville; Delores Thomas of Burnt Cabins; Velda Deshong of Mc- Connellsburg; Leona Tritle of Chambersburg; Donna Maloney of Burnt Cabins; and Darlene Witten of Chambersburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Allen Shore; a sister, Helen Thomas; and a brother, Merv Shore.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2012, in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg. Bishop Greg Meyers officiated. Interment was in Lincoln Cemetery.