Patrick B. Shimko, 74, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020, at his home with his family by his side.
Born on December 23, 1945, in Akron, Ohio, he was the son of the late John and Hilda Shimko and was the grandson of William and Myrtle Rice who raised him.
In addition to his parents and grandparents, Pat was preceded in death by his son Patrick Wayne Shimko;
Siblings William Rice, Ruby Rice, Russell (Ruge) Rice, Elmer Rice, Donald (Big Don) Curtis Rice and Shirley (Shug) Rice.
Pat served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Following his discharge from the military, he worked at the Kelly Springfield Tire Company as a tire builder until his retirement.
He loved the Lord Jesus and his favorite verse was John 3:16. He was passionate about his faith and his God and family. He loved reading his Bible, his boys and his grandsons.
Pat struggled with health problems for 54 years but never gave in to them.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Donna (Blubaugh) Shimko; sons Jeffrey C. Shimko and wife Amy and Joseph Shimko; grandsons, Tyler Wayne, Patrick Dylan, Andrew Curtis and Ashton Jay; brother Jon Shimko of Ohio; sisters Marsha Ambrose and husband Jerry, Debbie Cunard and husband Gene and Judy Shimko and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Ohio.
Pat leaves behind a legacy of love. He will be always loved, never forgotten and in our hearts forever, even into eternity. Until we see you again, love, your family.
The family would like to thank the hospice workers of WMHS Regional Medical Center who made the last week of his life as comfortable as possible.
A Memorial Service will be held at Tri-State Ministry Center, 232 Hyndman Road, Hyndman, PA, on Friday, January 17, 2020, at 11 am with Pastor Stevie Leydig officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations, in Pat’s name, be made to WMHS Hospice, 12500 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD 21502 or Tri-State Ministry Center.
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