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John M. Shires

November 3, 1940 December 11, 2018
John M.  Shires
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Obituary for John M. Shires

John M. Shires, 78, of Oxford, PA passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at his home.

He was the husband of Rebecca L. Weaver Shires with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in Elkton, MD he was the son of the late Rev. John and Ethel Gray Shires.

John retired from Gore, Inc., Elkton, MD and Newark, DE.

He attended Oxford United Methodist Church.

John enjoyed playing golf with his wife, Becky and family. He was an Eagles and Phillies fan.

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Terry Shires Smyth (John) of Oxford, Sherry Shires Damico of Lancaster and Jonna Shires Ryman of Oxford; six grandchildren, Jayme Weakland (Frank), Charles Clendenin, Richard Clendenin, John McClure, Adam McClure, and Emily Velazquez (Josh); four great-grandchildren, Lucas, Austin, Penny and Carter; and two sisters, Lois Haley (Donald) and Darlene Baluta (George) all of Pleasant Hill, MD.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc, 86 Pine St., Oxford, where friends and family may visit from 10-11 am.

Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Kirkwood.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oxford United Methodist Church, 18 Addison St., Oxford, PA 19363.

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Oxford United Methodist Church

18 Addison St.
Oxford, Pennsylvania 19363

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