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Rodney E. Shearer

June 6, 1947 ~ May 29, 2021 (age 73)

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Rodney E. Shearer, 73, of Spring Grove, PA, entered God’s eternal care, Saturday, May 29, 2021, at the Gardens at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA. 

Born June 6, 1947, in Hanover, PA, he was the son of the late Kenneth C. and Ruth E. (Stambaugh) Shearer, and the stepson of Jean Shearer.   Rodney was the loving husband of Cynthia E. (Andreas) Shearer with whom he shared 53 years of marriage.

Rodney was a veteran and served his country proudly in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War with the 87th Engineers Battalion earning a Purple Heart for his service.  

Born and raised in York, County, PA, Rodney was a 1966 graduate of Spring Grove High School, where he was a member of the Future Farmers of America.   He worked as a sewing machine mechanic for Dallco of York, and J. Dashew in Baltimore, MD. 

Rodney was a member of Mt. Zion United Church of Christ, Spring Grove, PA.  He was a member of the Spring Grove VFW, the Jefferson Sportsman Club, and the NRA.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, reloading, gardening, and wine making.

In addition to his loving wife, Cindy, Rodney is survived by his children, Rodney E. Shearer, II of York, PA, and Monica L. Shearer of Taunton, MA; four grandchildren, James, Alyssa, Lita, and Donald; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Michael Shearer of Ramrod Key, FL, and Timothy Shearer of Hanover, PA; a sister, Susan Wallick of York, PA; and stepbrothers, and stepsisters. 

Following cremation, a memorial service to celebrate and remember Rodney will be held at a later date.   

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street,
Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.   

The Kenworthy Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.  Memories and condolences may be shared at

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