John H. Shollenberger, 88, of Tower City, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020.
Born in Pine Grove, February 17, 1931, a son of the late Levi and Edna Hoy Shollenberger.
John was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
He was a retired crane operator from ALCOA, with 25 years in the Cressona plant and 15 years in the Lebanon plant.
He was a member of Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Tremont. He was also a life member of the Tower City American Legion. He enjoyed archery.
John was an internationally known fly tyer. John's framed-flies are featured at many venues within the United States and Canada to include: Bill Cushner's Collection, Ingonish, Nova Scotia Canada; American Museum of Fly Fishing, Manchester, Vermont; Federation of Fly Fishers, El Sugunda, California; International Fly Fishing Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
As a result of John's contributions, he received the following awards: Wayne "Buzz" Buscek Memorial Award, "Gold Feather Pin" (1976), Distinguished Service Award from the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited for sharing his time and talent to promote the art of fly tying (1981).
John has been made an honorary member of The Henryville Fly Fishers Conservation Club, Henryville, Pennsylvania and a Lifetime Member of The Federation of Fly Fishers.
Over a three year period, John has written several articles for FLY TYER Magazine. In addition, his patterns and illustrations have been featured in the AMERICAN FLY TYERS HANDBOOK, FIELD & STREAM AND SPORTS AFIELD. In 2017 he was awarded a Life Membership certificate from President and CEO of National Trout Unlimited, hand delivered by Chris Wood.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his first wife Rose Witmer Shollenberger in 1983; a sister Betty Dollman.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years Joanne Perricone Shollenberger, a son Dino Perricone of Enola, two sisters; LaRue Shollenberger and Mary Ann Donmoyer (Robert) both of Pine Grove.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 8th from Sts. Peter and Paul Chapel, Tower City at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Rothermel as Celebrant. Burial with Military Honors will be held in Fairview Cemetery, Muir. There will be a visitation from 9:00 -10:00 at church. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17119 or Most Blessed Trinity Parish, 113 Cherry Street, Tremont, PA 17981. The Dimon Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. has been entrusted with his services. To sign the guestbook, visit www.dimonfuneralhome.com
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