Darrel Harvey Shellhammer

Darrel Harvey Shellhammer, 82 of Whitehall, PA passed away peacefully in his home on January 16, 2017. He was the husband of Alice (Bachman) Shellhammer for 39 years. He worked for J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Inc. in Allentown for 45 years until retiring. Born in Cementon, he was the son of the late Hilda (Koehler) Kromer and the late Russel Shellhammer. Darrel enjoyed fishing at Beltzville Dam and chauffeuring his family members to their special events in his beloved Cadillacs. He had a best friend Chihuahua named Peter and the two were inseparable. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survived by Wife: Alice J. Shellhammer, Daughters, JacLynne Effting of Coplay and Lynn Babb of New Tripoli, Grandson, Brandon Effting, husband of Angela Effting of Whitehall, Granddaughter, Holly Blank wife of Adam Blank of Emmaus and Four Great-Grandchildren: Darion, Rylen, Reese and Gwendolyn. He was predeceased by two sons; Mark Shellhammer and Todd Shellhammer.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 2pm at the Gospel Chapel, 1769 Newport Ave Northampton, PA 18067 with a luncheon following.

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