We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at McMichael Funeral Home
Steven L. Shelhamer, 71, of Berwick, passed into the loving arms of his Savior on Tuesday, May 24th, at his home following a brief illness. He was the husband of Carolyn (Davis) Shelhamer.
Steve was the son of Kent and Mary Shelhamer of Berwick and was raised on the family orchard near Orangeville. He graduated from Central Columbia High School in 1969 and was drafted into the Vietnam War. He served in The Old Guard of the United States Army as a lead for the specialty platoon Army Drill Team. The platoon performs precision drills with bayonet-tipped rifles at ceremonies and public events throughout the country.
Steve had a life-long love of cars and worked as a mechanic from a young age. For the majority of his career, he worked for Bell of Pa / Verizon, retiring in 2009. His most recent automotive project was restoring a 1970 Corvette Stingray.
Steve's love of cars was rivaled only by his love of bluegrass and country music. He was known around the area as a talented banjo player. He enjoyed his time on and off the stage, spending many hours accompanying all levels of musicians from weekend warriors to national recording artists.
Steve and Carolyn married in 1971, and he will be greatly missed by his wife of 50 years. The couple have two sons, Bryan Shelhamer and John Shelhamer. Their grandson Maxwell Shelhamer is a source of great pride and joy to them. Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Shelhamer. Steve also leaves behind his father, Kent Shelhamer, Sr. as well as siblings: Kent Shelhamer, Jr. of Berwick; Rebecca Knorr (Robert) of Berwick; Cindy Sides (Fred) of Ellicott City, Maryland; and Carol Wall (Jerry) of Dallas.
Steve was a member of the Church of Christ of Berwick. He will be remembered for his easy smile and carefree manner, his love for family and friends, and his devotion to the Lord. He lived up to his goal to "finish well."
A time of visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 31, from 4 - 7 pm at the Stillwater Christian Church, 39 McMichael St., Stillwater. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 1, at 11 am with an hour of visitation beginning at 10 am. Pastor Jason Simpkins of Stillwater Christian Church and Eugene Chapin of Church of Christ, Berwick, will conduct the service. Interment will be at the New Ebenezer Cemetery on Rte. 93, Berwick, following the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Gideon's International, P. O. Box 525, Lewisburg PA 17837.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., of Benton. For online condolences, or for additional information, please visit our website: www.mcmichaelfuneralhome.com
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