John Shope

Obituary of John C Shope

John C. Shope, 86, Home, formerly of Dilltown, passed away February 24. 2022 at Crystal Waters Personal Care Home.  Born April 30, 1935, in Seward the son of late Forest and Ruth (Rowe) Shope.  Also preceded in death by wife Kathryn Jane (Stewart) Shope and son-in-law Joel Walbeck.


Survived by daughter Susan K. Walbeck, Dilltown; step-grandson Tony and Megan, Roaring Brook Twp.; step-great-grandchildren Quinn and Ellie Walbeck; sisters Shirley Carothers, Donna Kelley, and Judy Saylor and husband Ron, all of Johnstown.


John was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War era, a retiree of Bethlehem Steel Corp Johnstown Plant, and a drive for Matthews Milk Trucking.  In addition to spending time with his family John enjoyed wood working and hunting.


Friends received 2-6 PM Sunday at Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh where service will be held 11 AM Monday.  Pastor Scott Hamley officiating.  Interment Armagh Cemetery.