Gerald ( Shep ) R. Kimmel

July 17, 1932 ~ October 8, 2019 (age 87)

Gerald R. “Shep” Kimmel, 87, of Orwigsburg, passed away Tuesday, October 8th, peacefully, at Luther Ridge at Seiders Hill., Pottsville

Shep was born in West Brunswick Township, PA on July 17, 1932, a son of the late Elsie Mae (Sheipe) and Joseph D Kimmel.

He was the widower of Barbara “Bobbie” Ann (Yeager) Kimmel.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Orwigsburg and was a 1949 Orwigsburg High School Graduate.

Gerald served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He worked as a Line Splicer for Verizon Telephone for over 40 Years. He was an avid hunter, and enjoyed countless hours afield with family and friends. His lifetime hobby was golfing and he spent many days on the greens with “The gang”. He loved all Philadelphia sports, but his favorite sport was watching his grand daughter Alicia play basketball. He was a Member of Masonic Lodge # 138.

Gerald is survived by his

Daughter, Kathy, wife of Raymond Metz

Daughter Carol, wife of Dennis Gordon

Son, Rob Kimmel, husband of Adrienne

Daughter Joanne, wife of Ronald Steranko

Gerald is also survived by his brother, David Kimmel , husband of Jackie and 8 Grandchildren Victoria, Laura, Emily, Alicia, Grayling, Finn, Maggie & Katie, 1 Great Granddaughter Penelope.

He was predeceased by his brother Stewart Kimmel.

Public Visitation with family will be held from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM on Wednesday, October 16th at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg. There will be a Masonic Service at 10:45 followed by a Religious service at 11:00 AM with Jamie A. Barton Officiating.

Interment will be in Kimmels Church Cemetery, with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St John’s U.C.C. Church, 236 East Market Street Orwigsburg, PA 17961 or National MS Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163

Donations may be made to:

St. John's United Church of Christ, Orwigsburg
236 East Market Street, Orwigsburg PA 17961

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
P.O. Box 4527, New York NY 10163

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