NEW CASTLE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Robert W. “Bert” Shannon, 67 of Lewistown, Pennslvania, formerly a longtime resident of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Saturday, July 31, 2021, in his residence.
Mr. Shannon was born May 7, 1954, in New Castle, a son of Paul and Martha (Robinson) Shannon.
A 1972 graduate of Union High School, he also completed a course in Meat Cutting, Meat Merchandising and Self-Service Meats through the National School of Meat Cutting, Inc., Toledo, Ohio.
Bert began his meat cutting career at Bert’s Highland Market, New Castle, where he worked for many years. In 2016, he retired from Weis Market, Lewistown, Pennsylvania, concluding a 33-year career as a meat cutter.
Bert was of the Presbyterian faith and a former member of First Presbyterian Church of New Castle.
He enjoyed traveling, especially to Las Vegas and listening to music. Bert was also an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State Nittany Lions and loved following his nieces’ and nephews’ athletic accomplishments.
During retirement, he actively volunteered for the Mifflin – Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and as a driver for Meals on Wheels.
Surviving are three sisters, Alice Kellogg of Westbrook, Maine, Sally (Robert) Boyer of Lake Wells, Florida and Barbara Shannon of Erie, Pennsylvania and six brothers, James (Hazel) Shannon of New Castle, John (Rosemary) Shannon of Girard, Ohio, Walter (Holly) Shannon of Ocean Isle, North Carolina, Dale (Trish) Shannon of Uniontown, Ohio, Leslie (Deborah) Shannon and Calvin Shannon, all of New Castle. He is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.
Bert was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Mifflin – Juniata Area Agency on Aging, Inc., 249 West Third Street, Lewistown, PA 17044.
Calling hours will be 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 W. Falls Street, New Castle. Funeral service will be immediately following at 1:00 p.m., in the funeral home, with Rev. Lorrie Ghering-Burick, officiating.
Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Neshannock Township.