Delbert “Boots” E. Shenkle Jr.

Delbert “Boots” E. Shenkle Jr., 87, DuBois, passed away Monday, April 29, 2019, at the DuBois Nursing Home.

Born March 15, 1932, in DuBois, he was the son of the late Delbert E. Shenkle Sr. and Dorothy (Thomas) Shenkle.

On October 30, 1955, he married Lois I. (Trude) Shenkle in DuBois. She survives.

After graduating from DuBois Area High School, Boots was employed by Bethlehem Steel in Buffalo. He would go on to work for Penn Traffic/Riverside for 46 years until his retirement in 1997. Boots attended Lakeside Methodist Church and participated in the United Methodist Men. He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by two children, Robert “Bob” Shenkle and Lisa (Tim) McCarthy, DuBois; five grandchildren, Andy Daugherty, Amy Diaz, Georgeanne Shenkle, T.J. McCarthy, and Kelsey McCarthy; four great-grandchildren, Madison Henry, and Caleb, Ava, and Jacob Daugherty; seven siblings, Fred Shenkle, DuBois, Bill (Niece) Shenkle, DuBois, Pete (Jan) Shenkle, DuBois, Richard (Nancy) Shenkle, North Carolina, Nancy Lucas, Vermont, Betty (Bob) Curry, DuBois, and Laura Maczaczyj, DuBois, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra L. (Shenkle) Daugherty, a great-granddaughter, Bella Rose Diaz, a brother, John T. Shenkle, a sister, Bonnie D’Antonio, and twin infant siblings.

Friends and family will be received Wednesday, May 1, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Adamson Funeral Chapel, Inc. A funeral service will be held between visitations on May 1, at 4:30 p.m. with Pastor David Nagele officiating. Interment will be in Rockton Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Relay for Life, secure.acsevents.org.


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