George Shellenberger

The campus community mourns the passing of George Shellenberger, who died on December 23, 2019.  He retired as a carpenter from Facilities in 2015.

Included below is the complete text of the obituary, as provided by the family.

You are encouraged to visit our In Memoriam Site at and share personal notes of sympathy and remembrance with others.

On behalf of our entire University community, I extend our deepest sympathies to George’s family, as well as to all who knew him at Bucknell.

John C. Bravman


George “Pap” Shellenberger, 68, of Hummels Wharf, passed away Dec. 23, 2019, at Penn Medicine Hospital in Philadelphia.

He was born Sept. 9, 1951, in Sunbury, a son of the late Edward and Leila (Johnson) Shellenberger. He and his wife, the former Debra Sauers were married for 51 years.

George graduated from Selinsgrove Area High School in 1970.

He worked at Bucknell University as a carpenter for 34 years.

He was a lifetime member of the NRA, Peaceful Triangle Hunting Camp in Potter County, Oswayo Valley Rod and Gun Club, Shade Mountain Bowmen and numerous other sportsmen clubs over the years.

George was an avid hunter, especially turkeys, a wood worker, and had a passion for building custom cabinetry.

He enjoyed archery shoots, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Penn State Nittany Lions. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing softball and was an active member of the Shamokin Dam Fire Company. He also enjoyed trips to the camp in Potter County with his family. He was always eager to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Surviving in addition to his wife is one brother, Quay of Middleburg; one daughter, Jody; one son, Brad and daughter- in-law, Kristin; two grandchildren, Dylan and Rylee; one great-grandson, Kenden, all of Hummels Wharf; father-in-law, Harry Sauers; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Eddie, Terry and Ted.

To honor Pap’s wishes, there will be no services.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the medical staff at Geisinger Medical Center and Penn Medicine Hospital in Philadelphia for the excellent care that was provided.

Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.


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