Past Commander and Past Quartermaster Jack Shoff passed away this week after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Jack served the post in a number of positions over the years and will be missed.
From the Intelligencer:
Jack O. Shoff, 83, of Millersville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 25, 2010 surrounded by his loving family at home following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Born June 12, 1926, in Lancaster, PA, he was the son of the late Preston P. and Eva F. (Geisler) Shoff. He was married to the late Margaret J. (Colvin) Shoff for over 58 years before her death in August 2009.
A Veteran of WWII, Jack proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in Iwo Jima, Volcano Islands on March 17, 1945. Jack continued his military service volunteering for three tours with the Sea Going Cowboys replenishing Europe’s livestock. He was a lifetime member, Board of Director Past Post Commander of the Millersville/Manor VFW Post #7294. As Quarter Master, Jack was responsible for the delivery and set up of hospital equipment to the infirmed and was a volunteer for the Millersville area Meals on Wheels. Jack was also a member American Legion, Post #34, Lancaster.
Jack was a lineman for PPL for 40 years before retiring in 1986. After retirement, Mr. Shoff worked for Scheid Produce, Inc. in Millersville. He enjoyed spending time at his second home at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware where everyone was welcome. Another passion of Jack’s was Native American Indian Education and Causes through financial contributions.
He is survived by a son, Jeff Shoff, fiancé of Gail Smith, of Lancaster; three daughters, Colleen Rankin, of Conestoga, Jacqueline, wife of Fred Harvey, of Lancaster and Sue, wife of Ron Kirchner, of Willow Street; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother Eugene C. Shoff, husband of Nellie L., of Ronks, as well as his nieces, nephews, extended family and caring friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Jack’s caregivers and Hospice of Lancaster County.
Funeral Services will be held at the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, Exclusive Provider of Veterans Funeral Care, 320 Blue Rock Road, Route 999, Millersville, PA 17551, 717-872-2266 on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 10 AM. Interment will be in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery, Millersville, PA with Military Honors. Friends may view at Scheid’s on Wednesday between 9 and 10 AM. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial Remembrances can be made in Jack’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County or to the Disabled American Veterans.