Donald John “Pudge” Shriner, 82, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at UPMC Western Maryland.
Born on August 29, 1937, in Mt. Savage, he was the son of the late Manuel Donald and Zola “Teab” LaRue (O’Neal) Shriner.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Janet E. Shriner in 2011.
Following graduation from high school, Pudge enlisted in the U S Army and was stationed in Germany. Following his discharge, he was employed by Kelly Springfield Tire Company.
He was a member of the Ellerslie United Methodist Church and the Kennels Mill Sportsmen Club. He was well liked and would do anything for anyone whether it was family or a stranger.
Surviving are sons, Wayne Shriner and Dave Shriner and his wife Stacey; siblings, Charlotte Murphy and husband Fred and Darlene Murphy and husband Steve; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave, Frostburg, MD, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.
Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 11 am with Rebecca Vardiman officiating.
Interment will be in The United Methodist Cemetery in Mt. Savage.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Ellerslie United Methodist Church, P.O Box 358, Ellerslie, MD 21529 or to Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 237. Ellerslie, MD 21529.
The family would like to give special thanks to Schwab Cancer Center, Dr. Zaman, the 5th Floor High Level Care Unit and 7 South UPMC Western Maryland.