Blayne Edward “Doc” Shunk

Blayne Edward “Doc” Shunk, 80, of 215 Twin Churches Road, Grantsville, Maryland, died Sunday, May 2, 2004 at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Maryland. 

Born November 15, 1923 at Salisbury, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Edward and Della (Poleman) Shunk. Preceeded in death by two sisters, Jane Hutzell, Dorthea Hutzell and one brother, John Hummel. 

Mr. Shunk was a retired mechanic for H.J. Beamer, Diehl Ford and Lincoln Contracting. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WW2. Mr. Shunk was a member of Meyersdale Lodge 554, F & AM, Meyersdale Royal Arch Masons 272, York Rite, Grantsville Post 214, American Legion, and the DAV. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ where he served as a Deacon and Elder. 

Surviving are his wife, Grace (Otto) Shunk; three sons, Edward Shunk and Donald Shunk, both of Grantsville, Richard Shunk, Salisbury, PA; one daughter, Kathy Shaffer, Meyersdale, PA; one brother-in-law, Elmer Hutzell, Salisbury, PA; 7 grandchildren, Alice, Brett, Mark, Angie, Michael, Ryan, Tyler; and 4 great-grandchildren. 

Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller Street, Grantsville, MD, Wednesday, May 5th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Services will be conducted at Trinity United Church of Christ, Grantsville, on Thursday, May 6th @ 11:00 am with the Rev. Dr. Philip J. Sorensen officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service. Military graveside rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 214, Grantsville. 

A Masonic Memorial Service will be on Wednesday @ 7 pm by Meyersdale Lodge 554, F & AM. 

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Trinity United Church of Christ.



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