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Elmer Ernest "Ernie" Shreck, Jr.

October 10, 1937 ~ April 11, 2020 (age 82)

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Elmer Ernest “Ernie” Shreck Jr., 82, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Rockwell Retirement Center, Milton.

Born October 10, 1937, in Allenwood, he was the son of the late Elmer E., Sr. and Lydia (Huff) Shreck.  He married the former Eleanor J. Hartley on October 8, 1966 and they celebrated 39 years of marriage before her death in 2006.  He then married the former Carolyn Shaner on June 23, 2007, and they were married until her death in 2012.

Ernie was a veteran of the US Marine Corps Reserve.  He worked for many years at Milton Manufacturing making steel reinforcement bars and later worked as a custodian for Montgomery School District.  He was a foster grandparent for the Foster Grandparent Program of Central Pennsylvania.

Surviving are his three children, Ernest Shreck of Springfield, VA; Lisa (and Thomas) Benfer of Milton; Mark (and Cindy) Shreck, of Watsontown.  Eight grandchildren, Kyle Shreck and Michaela Painter; Shawn, Matthew, and Renee Benfer; Andrew, Noah, and Jonathan Shreck; eight great-grandchildren; and three brothers; Guy, Charles, and Roy Shreck.

In addition to his wives and parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Emma Aunkst and Alma Divel and a daughter-in-law. Brenda Shreck.

A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date.

The family suggestion memorial donations in his memory be made to Brooks Funeral Home, PO Box 41, Turbotville, PA 17772, to help defray funeral expenses.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway St, Turbotville.

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