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Dennis Shirk

August 9, 1944 — December 18, 2019

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 for condolences to the family and a full obituary.

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Mechanicsburg Club Community Room (Mechanicsburg, PA)


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