John Dennis Shope
May 2, 2016
John Dennis “Denny” Shope, 74, of Old Plank Road, Three Springs, PA, died Monday, May 2, 2016 at his home. Mr. Shope fought multiple myeloma cancer for 3 ½ years. His strength and courage during his battle inspired all those around him.
Born October 22, 1941 at Saltillo, PA, he was the son of the late John B. & Kathryn M. (Kyler) Shope, Jr. He was married to Patti Ann MacDonald who survives at their home.
Also surviving are three stepchildren, Greg MacDonald of Texas, Kerry MacDonald of Florida and Jim MacDonald and his wife Tiffany of California, two grandchildren, Claire MacDonald and Wesley MacDonald. One sister, Gail Shope Curfman, and her husband, Max, of Virginia and niece, Kyleen Curfman Dodrill, and her husband, Rich, of Virginia, and great niece, Kelsi Dodrill.
Mr. Shope was a graduate of Saltillo High School Class of 1959 and Williamsport Technical Institute. He attended the Fairview Evangelical Church, RD, Three Springs, PA. He worked as a residential architect for 48 years and was a partner at Hutchinson & Associates in Maryland.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman who also enjoyed cycling with his wife Patti.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM, Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Fairview Evangelical Church, 20091 Fairview Church Road, Three Springs, PA with Rev. William Hughes officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lodge of Central PA, 125 Lucy Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036 or to the American Cancer Society-East Central Division, 128 Sipe Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Martin R. Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, PA.
Fairview Evangelical Church
20091 Fairview Church Road
Three Springs, PA 17264
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