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Celebration of Life

Mechanicsburg Club Community Room (Mechanicsburg, PA)
Saturday January 25th, 2020

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Dennis Shirk

Dennis Lee Shirk, 75, of Mechanicsburg, PA, passed away December 18, 2019 in the Select Specialty Hospital, Camp Hill. He was born August  9, 1944 in Lewisburg, PA, but grew up in Mifflinburg, PA, to the late Charles and Betty (Beaver) Shirk and was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Cheryl (Engleman) Shirk.

Dennis was a graduate of Mifflinburg High School, Class of 1962 and was a top sales representative for Kunzler Meats, Lancaster, for more than 25 years. A fan of 50's and country music, he also enjoyed traveling, watching PSU football, socializing with friends and family and fishing trips to Canada and the Outer Banks. Dennis was a member of the Mechanicsburg Club, Mifflinburg VFW and Sportsman Club, West Shore Eureka Lodge 302 and an active member of the Mechanicsburg American Legion for 37 years.

He is survived by his children, Jennifer C. Shirk-Weiss (Eric), Jon Shirk and Peter Shirk (Gelene); grandson, Logan;  brother, Mike Shirk; and brother-in-law, Mike Engleman (Sally). Also surviving is his dearly loved dog, Moe.

A Celebration of Dennis' life will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020 from Noon until 3:00 PM, Mechanicsburg Club Community Room, 333 Heinz St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hampden Township Ambulance Association, 295 S. Sporting Hill Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 or The Kidney Foundation of Central PA, 1500 Paxton St., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17104.  Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral  Home & Crematory, Inc. Visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family and a full obituary.

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A great class act of a gentleman will be greatly missed! My condolences Jen, Peter, Jon Shirk & the rest of family members & friends.

David Rippel Jan 25 2020 12:00 AM

I do send all of my prayers to the Shirk family. Denny will be missed! Whenever I moved from Pittsburgh to Mechanicsburg back in the early 70's to take a job at the Navy Depot I became friends with Denny from hanging out at the American House drinking hole. Denny always had a smile, always friendly and with the gang at the American House we all became friends. I do pray Denny is in peace with the Lord Above.

Frank Driscoll Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM

I love you forever and always, Dad. You sure were a fighter, stubborn to the "end"...now you have a new beginning: free of pain, worry and suffering. You will be thought of and missed daily. May you have eternal joy, peace and love. Jen XO

Jennifer Shirk-Weiss Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM

Our prayers go out to the Shirk family.RIP Dennis Shirk And May God Bless Your Soul.Carmen & Kate Betoni

Carmen V. Betoni Jr. Dec 20 2019 12:00 AM