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David C. Shales

November 30, 1937 — June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020

DAVID C. SHALES, 82 of Wyoming passed away Wednesday June 17th in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born in Kingston Twp. he was the son of the late Miles and Evelyn Culver Shales. He was a graduate of the Westmoreland High School, Kingston Twp. class of 1955, where he was a standout basketball player. After high school he attended Wilkes College where he played basketball for 2yrs. Prior to his retirement Dave was employed at Diamond Manufacturing in Wyoming, PA for 42 yrs. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing with his family and close friends. He served on the Carverton Cemetery Board and was a member of International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Union. Dave filled so many hearts with his kindness and consideration. He cared deeply about all the family and friends in his life and particularly enjoyed time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a man of integrity and the finest example of what it means to be a good and decent human being. Dave leaves a hole in our community that will be difficult to fill.

Preceding him in death was his wife Rose Marie Morris

Surviving are his children Andrew and his wife Yvonne, Collegeville; step-children; Connie Barhight and her husband Robert; Brian Burke, Philadelphia; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; sisters; Ruth Ann Cook and her husband Leonard, Dallas; Jean Alaniz, Kingston Twp.; nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Dave’s Life will be held Saturday June 27th at 12noon in the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming with the Rev. Carol Coleman officiating.

Interment will follow the celebration.

Friends may call Saturday June 27th 10-12noon in the funeral home.

Family and friends may live stream the service at

An Animal Rescue donation page is running in Dave’s name on Facebook under “Fundraiser for 11th Hour Rescue in honor of David Shales.” Donations can also be taken at the website of 11th Hour Rescue at Please note “in honor of David Shales” when donating directly on the website.

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