Glenn Leroy “Monk” Shull, age 82, of New Bloomfield, left Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center where he called home since 2016, and went to be with the Lord on Thursday January 7, 2021. Glenn (Monk) was born June 25, 1938 to the late Roy Emerson Shull & Margaret Irene (Sheaffer) Shull of Howe Township, Newport, PA. Glenn “Monk” was the widower of Betty K. (Wilson, Stone) Shull who he married on September 3, 1965 and loved 30 plus years, until her passing on February 10, 1996.
Most of you know him by his nickname “Monk” given to him by is brothers, sisters and childhood friends, for his climbing trees and hanging upside down and as he said it just stuck with him.
He had been a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in New Bloomfield. He enjoyed gospel, Christmas country music and karaoke when the occasion arose
He proudly served 2 years in the United States Army & 2 years in the Army National Guard until he was honorably discharged in 1965. He worked at Capital Products in Mechanicsburg and for Triangle Pacific Cabinets in Thompsontown until he retired, In retirement he worked part time at Weis Market in Newport and was a volunteer at Perry Village calling bingo.
Monk was active in sports, football, baseball and basketball while at Newport Joint High School where he graduated in 1956. He coached New Bloomfield midget baseball teams to multiple championships in Perry County and in other tri-county tournaments through the 70s&80. He was a better than average bowler and a fierce competitor at the Perry County fair singles and doubles horseshoe pitching events. He enjoyed playing cards, barbecuing chicken, making kettle corn soup, volleyball and picnics with his neighbors, family and friends for over 30 years, almost every summer weekend. You could also find him in his garden, or with buddies stocking fish or catching fishing in the many streams he loved in central Pa. if he wasn’t on the golf course with Betty or the guys. In the fall he also loved hearing his beagles on a chase for rabbits. Then he’d be bow & rifle hunting for whitetail deer with Betty, family and friends, whether on the buffalo mountain, other county ridges or Canaan Valley in WV. He was a life member of PC Archers, and member of New Bloomfield sportsman, Blain sportsmen, Ickesburg sportsman, NB Fire Company, VFW and Newport American Legend and other organizations in the county over the years. He was an avid fan of Penn State football and the Boston Red Socks.
Glenn was also preceded in death by brothers Ambrose C. Shull of Newport & Donald E. Shull of Marysville, sister Thelma (Sis) (Shull) Baker of West Fairview and step brothers William Leonard of Wilkes-Barre & Wayne Leonard of Millersburg. He is survived by a sister Phyllis L. (Shull) Spyker of Harrisburg, step sons, Ken Stone ( wife Barbara) of Carlisle, Kirk Stone (wife Cindy) of Loysville, step daughters Debbie Sica (husband John) of Mechanicsburg, Donna Wheeler (husband Claude “Rusty”) of Sherman’s dale, 11 grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren.
Devoted Father and Husband, A loving, caring, outstanding guy. He has touched so many of our lives in some way and he will be truly missed.
A graveside service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in New Bloomfield Cemetery. Pastor Larry Hale will officiate. The Perry County Honor Guard will render full military honors. Contributions in celebration of Glenn’s life can be made to New Bloomfield Fire Company, 23 W. High Street, New Bloomfield, Pa. 17068.
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The Boyer Family is honored to handle the arrangements for the Shull Family.